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Burns man arrested after chase through John Day

By Tim Trainor

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on July 1, 2015 8:44AM

A Burns man fled from police Tuesday in John Day, and was captured after a short pursuit.

Charles D. Platt, 25, was arrested and charged with felony attempt to elude with vehicle, and misdemeanor charges of attempt to elude on foot, reckless driving and DUII.

At about 4 p.m. June 30, Oregon State Police were searching for a burglary suspect from Harney County, believed to be Platt. A trooper spotted the man’s vehicle traveling north on Highway 395, just south of John Day.

The trooper stopped the vehicle, but before the officer could make contact with the driver, Platt sped away. After a short vehicle pursuit, Platt’s car stopped near the Snaffle Bit Dinner House, and he fled on foot.

John Day Police and Grant County Sheriff’s Office helped search for the suspect, who was found a short time later and arrested without incident.


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