At approximately 3:12 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, an Oregon State Police Trooper made contact with a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse at the Baldock rest area just south of Wilsonville suspicious activity. The trooper was investigating alleged public indecency.
During contact, the female driver exited the vehicle. Then the male suspect — later identified as Joshua R. Blackwood, 22, of Shoreline, Washington — moved to the suspect vehicle's driver seat. The female then reportedly jumped back in the car, and the two suspects fled the scene.
Oregon State Police pursued, and were soon joined in the chase by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies and deputies contracted to the Wilsonville Police Department.
At approximately 3:23 a.m., Blackwood crashed the vehicle near milepost 276 on Interstate 5 southbound. Blackwood then fled the vehicle on foot, heading westbound. The female passenger also bailed out of the vehicle and fled to the southwest.
At 3:51 a.m., police captured the female subject, who has been identified as Ashley M Cochrane, 21, from Lake Stevens, Washington. Her case will be presented to a grand jury at a future date. However, police were unable to locate Blackwood. The Oregon State Police is seeking tips from the public. Cochrane is a known girlfriend of Blackwood and they are likely together.
Blackwood is wanted in Washington but the warrants are not serviceable in Oregon. Reportedly, Blackwood spent several months on Washington's most wanted list. He is known to steal vehicles is Washington. Attached are photos obtained from both Blackwood and Cochrane's Facebook pages.
Blackwood is identified as a white male, 22 years old, 5'7" and 140 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair, He was last seen wearing shorts with no shirt or shoes. Blackwood has a tattoo of the Seattle skyline on right Forearm and another on his neck with the word "Family."
If anyone sees Blackwood they are urged to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 800-452-7888 or 911. Do not approach Blackwood.