A Prineville man was arrested after a high-speed chase involving deputies Dec. 12 north of Redmond, according to a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Around 7:36 a.m., a deputy attempted to stop a 1996 Ford Probe near the intersection of NE Canal Boulevard and NE O’Neil Way, northeast of Redmond, for allegedly failing to display a front license plate and having an expired registration, officials said. The driver of the Ford, Kent A. Vannorsdall, 27, of Prineville, did not stop and the deputy pursued him, officials said.
The Ford’s right rear tire failed early in the chase, but the chase continued for 14 minutes, with Vannorsdall allegedly reaching speeds up to 78 mph and regularly driving between 40 and 65 mph on three tires, officials said.
After deputies set up a perimeter with spike strips, Vannorsdall eventually lost the other rear tire and control of the car and ended up in a ditch near the intersection of Smith Rock Way and Lone Pine Road, officials said.
Vannorsdall was arrested and taken to Deschutes County jail facing seperate charges of methamphetamine and heroin possession, as well as charges of felony attempt to elude, reckless driving, reckless endangering, misdemeanor driving with a suspended license, identity theft and two out of county warrants, officials said.