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GLADSTONE, Ore. -- A traffic stop late Wednesday night led to a chase and the driver firing a shot at pursuing officers. He then fled on foot, leading to a manhunt before his arrest early Thursday morning.

The incident began about 11:20 p.m. when police pulled a man over on Oatfield Road and found out he had an outstanding warrant out of Yamhill County for an assault charge.

He refused to get out of the car and began fighting with officers. One officer attempted to use a Tazer, according to Gladstone police. A K9 dog was released and bit an officer instead of the suspect, who then fled.

He was spotted along Webster Road before crashing into brambles. He got out of the car and fired a round at pursuing officers with a shotgun. Pellets struck a cruiser but no officers were hit.

He ran into a thicket of blackberry vines, prompting a call out of tactical police and a Portland Police Bureau airplane with heat-sensing equipment.

The plane's equipment sensed the man hiding in berry bushes along Kellogg Creek, near Mabel Avenue and Merganser Court. He was taken into custody about 3:45 a.m. with the help of a K-9 dog.

Michael Patrick Newell, 26, was treated by medics and arrest accusations were pending.


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