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Beaverton, Hillsboro fugitives arrested after car, foot chase

Two male fugitives wanted by U.S. marshals, one a Beaverton resident and another from Hillsboro, were arrested Thursday following a high-speed car chase that started in Bethany and ended on foot near Northwest 158th Avenue and Walker Road.

One suspect had warrants for bank robbery, and the other was wanted for numerous crimes including parole violations. Shawn Michael Stock, 32, of Beaverton, and Cory Nathaniel Johnston, 33, of Hillsboro, who were considered armed and dangerous, are lodged in Washington County Jail on a variety of charges. Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE  - Federal fugitive of justice Cory Nathaniel Johnston, 33, of Hillsboro, was arrested on Thursday following an extensive chase through the Beaverton area.

U.S. marshals were at the Bethany Meadows apartments attempting to locate two dangerous suspects who were possibly armed men. Just after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, the marshals spotted the men in a silver Chevrolet Malibu. When marshals and Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled to avoid capture, said Sgt. Bob Ray, sheriff's office spokesman.

Deputies and marshals, along with officers from Beaverton, Hillsboro and Portland police departments and FBI agents pursued the men in the vehicle. While fleeing, the men drove the Malibu into a curb at Northwest 158th Avenue and Walker Road, rendering it inoperable. Both men exited the vehicle and ran south into a wooded area close to an apartment complex.

Officers converged upon the area, and a sheriff’s office K-9 team tracked and captured Stock north of where the vehicle crashed.

Johnston, who had warrants for bank robbery out of Portland, was eventually captured after a citizen called police and reported that a man came to his apartment with a gun and demanded his keys to a Toyota Camry. After the vehicle was stolen, the citizen provided a description of the man that matched the description of Johnston.Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Shawn Michael Stock, 32, of Beaverton, was arrested Thursday on various charges following an extensive chase by law officers through the Beaverton area.

A short time later, officers attempted to stop the stolen Camry, and Johnston attempted to elude officers driving at high speeds through residential neighborhoods, Ray said. The driver failed to negotiate a turn westbound onto Northwest Baseline Road, where he crashed the Camry into a concrete barrier on the north side of the roadway, causing extensive damage to the vehicle. Exiting the vehicle, Johnston failed to comply with deputies’ commands. They eventually deployed a taser to the subject, and Johnston was taken into custody without further incident. Johnston, who was injured in the crash, was transported to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center on Northwest Barnes Road where he was treated and released before being lodged in the Washington County Jail.

Johnston, who is held without possibility of bail, was charged with the following crimes:

• Three existing warrants for bank robbery;

• Identify theft;

• Possession of methamphetamine;

• Failure to register as a sex offender;

• Robbery: burglary;

• Unlawful use of a vehicle;

• Attempt to elude a police officer;

• Reckless endangering and reckless driving.

Stock was lodged in the Washington County Jail, where he also is held without possibility of release, is charged with the following crimes:

• Attempt to elude a police officer;

• Hit and run; and

• Parole violation detainer for theft and forgery crimes.

The investigation is ongoing, and both men will likely face additional charges, Ray said.

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