On Thursday, May 5, an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper was injured following an attempt to elude by a Portland motorcycle operator.
At 5:45 p.m. an OSP trooper observed a motorcycle being operated at high speeds on Interstate 84 eastbound near Rowena. The trooper paced the motorcycle at speeds of 120 mph plus. In addition to speed, the motorcyclist was driving recklessly by passing on the shoulder and between other vehicles.
The trooper discontinued his attempt to stop the motorcycle after it exited the freeway and entered the city of The Dalles. A Wasco County deputy found the suspect after he left the motorcycle near 4th Street and Laughlin Street.
The male suspect scaled one fence and was about to scale another fence when a deputy grabbed him and took him into custody.
The suspect has been identified as Colin Mitchell McCurdy, 26, from Portland. He was lodged in the Northern Oregon Correctional Facility (NORCOR) in The Dalles on the following charges: attempt to elude: vehicle, attempt to elude: Foot, reckless driving, escape III, criminal mischief III.
McCurdy's bail is set at $29,500.
Trooper Jason Calloway from OSP-The Dalles was injured during the foot pursuit. He was transported for treatment by ambulance to the Mid Columbia Medical Center. He was later treated and released. Trooper Calloway has been a trooper for nearly two years. Prior to becoming a trooper, he was a Wasco County deputy for five years.
Wasco County Sheriff's Office deputies and The Dalles Police Department officers assisted troopers during the incident.