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High-speed chase ends in arrest of 2 Redmond fugitives


An attempted traffic stop of a speeding car in southern Bend early Thursday turned into a high-speed pursuit into Deschutes River Woods, then south on Highway 97 at over 105 mph until spike strips stopped the car and two Redmond fugitives inside were arrested, authorities said.

Around 2:35 a.m., a Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy went to assist Bend police on the stop of a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta near Brosterhous and Knott roads for speeding, sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Dizney said.

When Bend police tried to pull over the car, the driver, later identified as Jesus Alvino, 23, sped away, Dizney said.

The officers did not begin a pursuit until the sheriff’s deputy was able to get in position behind the car. Dizney said the deputy saw other traffic violations, including speeding more than 90 mph, while Alvino headed west on Knott Road toward Deschutes River Woods.

The deputy continued the chase into DRW, where speeds slowed to 25-65 mph as Alvino headed down Baker Road to the end of Riverwoods Drive, where Alvino turned the car around and headed toward Highway 97.

Alvino headed south on the highway after a failed attempt to spike-strip the car near the Riverwoods Country Store, Dizney said.

Deputies continued to pursue the car on Highway 97 at speeds that topped 105 mph until just south of the Cottonwood Road exit, where other deputies, assisted by Sunriver police, were able to successfully spike strip the car, causing the tires to gradually deflate, bringing the car to a stop.

Deputies took Alvino and passenger Bryan Jayson Escobedo, 29, into custody without further incident, Dizney said, and learned both men had outstanding arrest warrants.

Both men were taken to the county jail and held without bail. Alvino was charged with felony attempt to elude police, reckless driving, recklessly endangering and a parole violation warrant. Escobedo was arrested on a probation violation for drug possession.

Alvino was one of three men arrested in 2015 in the firing of up to 13 gunshots during a dispute near Redmond’s Umatilla Sports Complex in December 2014, when bullets hit at least two nearby homes and an SUV.

Court records show he pleaded guilty to three charges and received a 2 1/2-year prison term in October 2015, followed by two years post-prison supervision. He also was arrested on several drug, car theft, robbery and assault charges dating back to 2014.

Escobedo pleaded guilty last year to methamphetamine possession and was sentenced earlier this year to 10 days in jail and a year supervised probation.

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