PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested after police said he ran from US Marshals and crashed a stolen pickup truck Thursday evening.
Portland police officers were called out to help a US Marshal after they had tried to stop a Les Schwab truck and the suspect drove off instead. When trying to run from police, the suspect crashed the truck into another car, but then got out and ran on foot.
Both K9 and air units were called out to search for the suspect, now identified as 33-year-old Christopher Thomas. He was later found and arrested in the area of 82nd Avenue.
When investigating the incident, police discovered that the Les Schwab truck was stolen. Authorities also said they found a handgun, rifle, and what they believe to be a meth pipe inside the car.
Thomas was taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center where he faces charges of running from police, property damage, illegally possessing firearms, and reckless burning.
Police said the driver of the SUV that the suspect crashed into was not injured.Remember to follow KOIN 6 News on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Download our free news and weather apps for the latest headlines and forecast information.