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Roseburg man arrested after armed standoff

Rourke was observed to have a shotgun in his hands. He refused to comply with deputies and placed the gun to his head.

Posted: Nov 18, 2018 9:42 AM
Updated: Nov 18, 2018 12:13 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A man was arrested after a police chase that ended in an armed standoff on Saturday.

54-year-old Timothy John Rourke of Roseburg was taken into custody and is being held at the Douglas County Jail.

Around 11 a.m., dispatchers were notified about a Ford pickup that someone recognized as stolen.

Deputies later located the vehicle on Glengary Loop Road and that’s when the pursuit ensued.

A Winston police officer was able to successfully deflate the tires on the pickup using spike strips. The driver then continued to drive with deflated tires through the intersection of Roberts Creek Road and Highway 99.

The chase ended at the north end of Carnes Road near the bike path when Rourke crashed into a concrete barrier.

Rourke was observed to have a shotgun in his hands. He refused to comply with deputies and placed the gun to his head.

Negotiators on the scene were able to talk Rourke into peacefully surrendering after about five hours, around 4 p.m.

Rourke has been charged with, possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, attempt to elude police – vehicle, attempted assault on a public safety officer, assault and failure to perform the duties of a driver.

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