TENMILE, Ore. -- A man is in jail after officials said he stole a car, tried to run over the owner, and then rammed into a car that was chasing him.
Douglas County officials received a call from a man who was reportedly chasing his vehicle that had just been stolen.
Deputies responded but were unable to find the suspect or the vehicle.
Later that same day, the man called deputies again. He told them that he was at the Tenmile Store and saw the suspect in his vehicle. He told deputies the suspect tried to run him over before speeding off.
The caller followed and the suspect rammed into his vehicle, according to deputies.
They said the stolen vehicle ran out of gas at the intersection of Benedict and Ireland Road. They said the suspect then got out of the car and ran off.
Officials found the 30-year-old suspect, Carl Edward Morrison, hiding in the bushes.
He was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, assault, failure to perform the duties of a driver, reckless endangering, felon in possession of a firearm and menacing.
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