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“Tron” Locates Fleeing Suspect After Chase
A Port Orford man led police on a vehicle and foot pursuit over the weekend. A Coos County Deputy observed a vehicle in the Greenacres area, and when a traffic stop was attempted, the driver accelerated and the deputy began to pursue the vehicle to Highway 101, where it headed south. After a few miles, the driver attempted to make the turn onto East Beaver Hill Road, but instead plowed into the embankment and then fled from the car.
When the deputy arrived, he located one passenger, a juvenile, who had been injured in the crash. Multiple agencies set up a perimeter and used a police canine, named Tron, to search the dense brush in search for the driver. After a short period of time, the canine found 21-year-old Garry L. Doane hiding in the brush. Doane and his juvenile passenger were taken to Bay Area Hospital for injuries and released. During the investigation it was learned that Doane had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Doane was held on the two warrants and the charges of Attempting to Elude (vehicle and foot), Reckless Endangering, and Third Degree Assault. Doane is being held on $115,000 bail.