PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man wanted for a murder in Aloha was captured after a pursuit and foot chase that ended near the Beaverton Central MAX Station, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.
The suspect, Herbert Rabago, was wanted in connection with the death of Jeremy Lee Covey on the afternoon of February 18 on SW Kinnamon Road. Beaverton police spotted a car linked to Rabago near SW 149th and Farmington Road.
But the traffic stop turned into a pursuit that ended near the MAX station. Authorities said Rabago took off on foot but was caught quickly.
No one was hurt.
Rabago is being held in the Washington County Jail on the murder warrant.
Statement from Jeremy Covey’s family
On March 5, Covey’s family issued this statement:
Two weeks ago our world was turned upside down by the sudden and untimely death of our beloved Jeremy. He had just been offered a new beginning and his chance at that was taken away. While our grief is immeasurable, so is our hope for justice.
We want to express our unending appreciation to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Major Crimes Team, Beaverton Police and all agencies involved in apprehending Jeremy’s murderer. Your kindness, tireless hours, diligence, and swiftness will not be forgotten. When you looked Jeremy’s mother in the eyes and said you promised, we knew you meant it. Thank you.
We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, condolences and support from family, friends and those who truly loved Jeremy. We thank you all for your prayers and hope you will understand our need for privacy as we learn to heal and move forward seeking justice for Jeremy.