GLENDALE, Ore. – A man who led deputies on a pursuit into the mountains was eventually found up in a tree on Thursday and taken to Douglas County Jail.
Jason Edmund Dangerfield, 39, of Glendale was arrested on numerous charges including reckless driving and attempting to elude a police vehicle.
The incident began at 8 a.m. Thursday when a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop on a blue 2006 Chevy Cobalt on Interstate 5 near milepost 99. The driver, later identified as Dangerfield, reportedly refused to stop and led deputies on a pursuit into the mountains about 5 miles northeast of Glendale. Dangerfield eventually stopped the vehicle and fled on foot down an embankment on steep terrain.
Deputies and a German Shepherd police dog named Zoro arrived and began to search for Dangerfield. They eventually located him about 10 feet up in a tree.
He was jailed on counts of attempting to elude police, reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person, interfering with a police officer, obstruction, possession of methamphetamine and outstanding warrants.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Myrtle Creek Police Department and Oregon State Police.