Pursuit From Benton County Ends In Arrest


On 11/01/2020 at approximately 8:51 PM, Oregon State Police (OSP) were dispatched to assist Benton County Sheriff’s Office on a pursuit that was lead into Lincoln County on Hwy-20 near mile post 34. The vehicle involved was a black Kia Spectra, and the driver, later identified as 31-year old Robert S. Gray of Reedsport had multiple warrants out for his arrest and was a possible officer safety threat. The speed of the pursuit ranged from 20mph to 40mph.


Benton County Sheriff’s Office lead the

pursuit, and Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies along with Toledo Police Department assisted as well. OSP disengaged from the pursuit but remained in the area for assistance. The driver agreed to stop the pursuit if OSP made first contact. The pursuit ended with Mr. Gray stopping at the east junction of US-20 going into the city of Toledo near mile post 8. He cooperated with OSP’s commands, and was detained without injury. Benton County Sheriff’s office took the Gray into their custody.

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