Man known for evading police arrested by PPB

Multnomah County

Portland Police said more charges are pending

Matthew Harris. November 8, 2019 (Portland Police Bureau)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A wanted man with a history of eluding police was arrested late Friday morning, said Portland Police.

A Central Precinct sergeant spotted suspect Matthew Harris in the Pearl District around 11 a.m. as he got into a rental van. The sergeant attempted to stop Harris as he called for backup, and Harris tried to run. Assisting officers put out spike strips which flattened the tires in the rental van he was driving. Officers then boxed in the suspect at NW 14th Avenue and NW Flanders Street.

Portland Police officers used a box maneuver to stop a suspect who tried to flee in a rental van. November 8, 2019 (Portland Police Bureau)

Harris was arrested and taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple warrants. Portland Police said other charges are pending.

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