A La Pine resident was captured with help from a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office dog following a pursuit south of Sunriver on Saturday.
According to Oregon State Police, Craig A. Marcum, 48, refused to stop when an OSP wildlife trooper attempted to pull over his vehicle on suspicion of traffic violations at around 3:11 p.m. Marcum attempted to elude the trooper in a residential area before crashing the vehicle, which was later determined to be stolen.
Marcum fled on foot, according to officials, and swam through the river in his attempts to escape from law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office dog eventually located him hiding in a shop building.
Marcum faces likely charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude in a motor vehicle, attempt to elude on foot, second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. As of 10 p.m. Saturday, he was undergoing a medical evaluation pending lodging in the Deschutes County Jail.
— From staff reports