PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A high-speed chase in Southwest Portland ended with a wanted convicted felon in custody after he crashed into shrubs near a house.
Beaverton man Michael Peterson, 36, allegedly led police on a high-speed chase after he sped off from a traffic stop near St. Vincent’s Hospital. He went through Hwy 217 and ended in the Southwest Portland neighborhood.
He ran from the car after he crashed, police said, and was seen throwing something as he ran. Officers arrested Peterson as he tried to scale a fence.
A search of Peterson’s 1994 Acura Legend uncovered a stolen loaded handgun and “dozens of items” like GPS trackers and car stereo systems, according to PPB officials. A second loaded gun was found along the path Peterson had run.
Peterson was lodged in the Washington County Jail and charged with meth possession in addition to a slew of reckless driving and weapons charges. He is being held without bail and is expected to face additional charges as the investigation continues.