Portland man flees traffic stop in Damascus, deputies say
A Portland man has been arrested after the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office alleges that he sped away from a traffic stop in Damascus.
The incident began around 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, after a CCSO deputy assigned to Happy Valley attempted to pull over a Ford Expedition lacking license plates near Southeast Tillstrom and Borges roads, according to a news release.
Police say the driver "failed to yield, and a short pursuit ensued," as the Expedition rushed west on Foster Road toward Interstate 205. Deputies claim the chase ended "without incident" after they deployed spike strips near the northbound I-205 entrance.
The driver of the car gave police an Oregon ID reading "Travayae Cason," but deputies say his fingerprints revealed his true identity: Mikiandre Elgrego Hammick.
The 27-year-old was booked on charges of attempt to elude, reckless driving, reckless endangering and misdemeanor driving while suspended. He now faces charges for identity theft and providing false information to the authorities as well.
Hammick already had a warrant for felony first-degree theft in Washington County. He was on probation for being a felon in possession of a weapon. Hammick was found not guilty of attempted murder in 2012, according to court records.
A passenger inside the car gave her name as Corista Sanders and was released at the scene. Only later did authorities realize that she had given a fake name in order to avoid her Washington County warrant for felony first-degree theft.
Police say her real name is Ossie Lynn Spencer, 28, of Portland. In Multnomah County, Spencer is wanted for allegedly shoplifting $431.50 from the Kohl's in Wood Village in June 2018, according to court records.
Anyone with information regarding Spencer's location is asked to call 503-723-4949 and reference case 19-13366.