Rape suspect arrested after high-speed chase in Washington County


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.

Follow KOIN 6 for the latest news and weather


Download our FREE news and weather apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our email newsletters.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Twitter News Widget

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss