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Car thief escapes high-speed chase
Suspect
Officers have identified a suspect from a high-speed chase Friday afternoon that was called off when it reached downtown McMinnville, allowing the driver to escape. Arrest warrants have been taken against Howard Eugene Brown, wanted for stealing two vehicles and nearly hitting a deputy who was on foot attempting to set out spike strips. “He swerved over two lanes of traffic to intentionally try to hit our deputy and Cory Knowles was lucky to get out of the way,” said Sheriff Jackie Matheny.