Woodburn man leads police on chase
A high-speed chase that began in Woodburn ended in Mount Angel with the arrest of a man who led police on a 20-mile chase through the back roads of Marion County.
The chase began when Woodburn police located a stolen vehicle in downtown Woodburn. As officers approached the car, the suspect sped away, leading a pursuit through winding roads that reached speeds up to 90 miles per hour.
The chase led to Mount Angel, where Silverton Police assisted by setting up a spike strip on Main Street. The suspects two front tires were deflated, forcing him over a curb through a yard, where he continued the pursuit on foot down an embankment and through a field.
The suspect was apprehended by Woodburn Police. He was identified as Larry Martusheff and arrested on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, eluding a police officer, possession of a controlled substance, several counts of reckless endangerment and other miscellaneous charges.
Martusheff also had several outstanding warrants and has a long criminal history of stealing cars and attempting to elude police.
He was lodged at Marion County Jail.