Rape suspect arrested after high-speed chase in Washington County

Crime

The suspect had a warrant out for his arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A rape suspect with a warrant out for his arrest was caught after a high-speed police chase on Friday morning.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call from someone who knew that the suspect, 38-year-old Gilberto Miranda Jr., had a warrant out for his arrest on a first-degree rape charge and said he was at a Cornelius home.

When deputies arrived, Miranda fled the scene in a car, leading police on a pursuit through Washington County, according to authorities.

During the chase, Miranda reportedly rammed into a deputy’s car, totaling it.

The chase ended in Hillsboro at Southeast 10th Avenue and Southeast Oak Street once officers used a PIT maneuver to stop Miranda’s vehicle. He was then taken into custody.

Hillsboro police officers assisted WCSO throughout the chase.

In addition to a rape charge, Miranda is facing other charges in Washington County, including fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and methamphetamine possession. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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