Car Theft Suspects Jump into Rogue River; Arrested

KTVL/North River Road

An afternoon pursuit ended with Sheriff's Deputies arresting two suspects on multiple charges after they tried to flee by jumping into the Rogue River on Thursday.

Jackson County Sheriff's tell News 10 that shortly after 4 p.m. a deputy noticed a stolen vehicle driving on the Interstate 5 Exit 40 Northbound off-ramp.

The deputy followed the 2002 Volvo which had been previously reported as stolen out of Josephine County.

According to Jackson County Sheriff's, the suspects in the vehicle began to elude police and were located driving along the railroad tracks near North River Road.

The vehicle proceeded to drive down a private residences' driveway near the 4700 block of North River Road.

After an altercation with a resident, the suspects jumped into the Rogue River in efforts to elude law enforcement.

Both suspects were pulled out of the river near the 1700 block of North River Road.

Of the two suspects, 28-year-old Michael Williams has been lodged in the Jackson County Jail and charged with multiple drug-related crimes, in addition to elude, reckless driving and felon possession of a firearm.

We'll continue to update you when more information becomes available.

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