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Portland murder suspect arrested after Wheeler County chase

Wheeler County chase CHARVELL, DOUGLAS
Wheeler County Sheriff's Office; NORCOR
Portland fugitive Charvell Douglas, wanted in a woman's murder, was arrested after Wheeler County pursuit, crash into patrol car
Jaquona Goggans KGW
Portland Police Bureau/KGW
Jaquona Goggans

Pursuit ended when he collided with sheriff's office patrol car

 CONDON, Ore. (KTVZ) -- A Portland man wanted in a woman's murder last February was arrested Wednesday near the Eastern Oregon town of Condon after a high-speed pursuit and collision with a sheriff's deputy's patrol car, the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office said.

Charvell Douglas, 47, had a warrant out for his arrest related to the Feb. 7 death of Jaquona Goggans, who was found dead in the trunk of a car in Southeast Portland, KGW reported.

 The sheriff’s office was sent out around 7:45 a.m. to assist a motorist on Highway 19 outside of Fossil. When they arrived, a deputy identified the driver as Douglas and learned there was a felony warrant out for his arrest.

During his contact with the deputy, Douglas began to act suspicious “by moving inside the vehicle as if he was reaching for something”, the sheriff’s office said.

Additional units were sent out to assist and attempted to get Douglas to exit his car, which he refused. Two female passengers were able to get out of the car safely, officials said.

Douglas continued to refuse to leave his car and took off from the scene. Due to the severity of the warrant, the undersheriff authorized a pursuit on Highway 19, the sheriff’s office said.

Officials deployed spike strips to slow Douglas down. At times, he was driving between 90 and 100 miles an hour, officials said.

Douglas turned off the highway, onto a dirt road and onto private property.

During this time, Oregon State Police tried a PIT maneuver, which failed. As Douglas continued to drive back toward the highway he collided with a Wheeler County Sheriff’s deputy's vehicle. There was major damage to both vehicles, the sheriff’s office said.

Douglas was arrested and taken to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

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