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News Release
Man sentenced to over five years in prison for stealing police car, resisting arrest, and attempting to assault Salem officer. - 09/09/22

DALLAS (OR) – David Leroy Miles, 35, has been found guilty by a Polk County jury of Attempted Assault of a Public Safety Officer, Escape in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. After a two-day trial, Circuit Judge Norm Hill sentenced Miles to a total of 68 months in prison and one year of Post-Prison Supervision. Judge Hill agreed with the State’s argument that the defendant’s conduct was especially aggravated and merited a lengthier sentence than typical under Oregon statutes.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Caroline Floyd and investigated by the Salem Police Department.