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Early morning elude, crash ends in death of two cows and DUI arrest

Corey Elmore, 28, was arrested after police say he stole a Ford F-150 from a Medford driveway, attempted to elude police, and crashed into a field.

An early morning car theft gone wrong caused some damage in a Central Point neighborhood Sunday morning.

It was just before 5 a.m. when 28-year-old Corey Elmore stole an F-150 truck from a Medford driveway.

A deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office located the vehicle less than ten minutes later, but Elmore didn't pull over.

Instead, police continued to pursue the truck down Foothill Road.

As he attempted to turn onto Corey road, Elmore crashed through multiple fences-- hitting two cows along the way. The cows were later put down due to the extent of their injuries.

A neighbor happened to be awake and witnessed the accident and said she couldn't believe what she was seeing.

"I said, 'There's no way that car's going to make it around that corner,'" said Shawnda Cline, a neighbor who lives across the street from where the truck crashed. "So I ran to the living room just in time to see him blow through the stop sign into the neighbor's yard, and then you could hear him running through the yard trying to get out. And then he crashed through another fence."

Police said that once the car came to a stop, Elmore was arrested without incident.

According to JCSO, the entire event lasted only five minutes from the time police spotted the truck to the time Elmore was in cuffs.

Elmore is currently lodged at the Jackson County Jail for the following charges:

- Possession of methamphetamine

- Possession of oxycodone

- Theft in the second degree

- Attempt to elude police

- Reckless driving

- Two counts of criminal mischief

- Two counts of aggravated animal abuse

- Driving under the influence of intoxicants

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