Bulletin Staff Report

A Redmond man and his passenger were arrested early Thursday morning after a high-speed chase south of Bend.

Jesus Alexis Alvino, 23, and Bryan Jayson Escobedo, 29, were pulled over by Bend Police for an alleged traffic violation at about 2:35 a.m. When the Bend officers tried to stop the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta, the vehicle speed away, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

A Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy responded and saw the Volkswagen, driven by Alvino, traveling at more than 90 miles per hour west on Knott Road toward Deschutes River Woods, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputy continued the pursuit into Deschutes River Woods at speeds between 25 to 65 miles per hour, according to the sheriff’s office. The chase continued on Baker Road to the end of Riverwoods Drive, where the road ends.

Alvino then turned the Volkswagen around and headed toward U.S. Highway 97. He turned southbound on the highway, after a spike strip failed to stop the vehicle near the Deschutes Riverwoods Store.

The chase continued on Highway 97 at speeds of more than 105 miles per hour, just south of the Cottonwood Road exit, according to the sheriff’s office. Additional deputies, and Sunriver Police officers, set a successful spike strip causing the Volkswagen’s to stop.

Alvino was arrested on suspicion of felony attempt to elude, reckless driving, reckless endangering, and for on warrant for a previous weapons offense. Escobedo was arrested on a warrant for a previous drug possession conviction.