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Subjects From Stolen Vehicle Located by K9 (Photo) - 03/30/24

RELEASED BY: Lieutenant Jayson Janes

DATE: March 30, 2024

 

LOCATION: Powell Butte Hwy and Morrill Rd

ARRESTED: James Ayers, 32 year old male, Redmond

CHARGES: Attempt to Elude Felony X2, Reckless Driving X2, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangering, and additional charges from the Redmond Police Department. 

ARRESTED: Brittney Davis, 33 year old female, Redmond

CHARGES: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

VEHICLE: 2003 Dodge Durango

 

On March 30, 2024 at approximately 10:20 AM Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies were assisting the Redmond Police Department with locating a vehicle that had been stolen from the City of Redmond earlier in the morning. A DCSO deputy located the 2003 Dodge Durango in the area of SE 10th and E Highway 126. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and engaged in a brief pursuit. The vehicle entered the vacant land north of Hwy. 126 and the deputy discontinued the pursuit. Attempts were made to locate the vehicle without success. 

At approximately 1:13 PM DCSO received a report from a citizen advising they observed the stolen Dodge Durango on Alpine Lane in Alfalfa. Deputies and Troopers from the Oregon State Police responded to the area. The vehicle was observed driving in the area. Deputies attempted to follow the vehicle until more law enforcement arrived in the area. Deputies lost sight of the vehicle on Alfalfa Mkt. Rd. At approximately 2:01 PM a deputy observed the vehicle turn off of Powell Butte Highway onto Morrill Rd. The deputy later located the vehicle unoccupied approximately one half mile north of Powell Butte Highway. 

K9 Delta and her partner arrived on scene and began tracking the two subjects. At approximately 2:55 PM they located Ayers and Davis approximately one mile away from the stolen Durango. Ayers and Davis were taken into custody without incident. Ayers and Davis were transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail and lodged on the above mentioned charges. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Oregon State Police, Redmond Police Department, and the Crook County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in apprehending these two subjects. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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