Guilty plea from slow-speed chase arrest
Aubrey General has pleaded guilty to multiple charges ranging from eluding police to recklessly endangering another person, the Jackson County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
Today's plea accounts for each of the victims involved in the initial May 2nd, 2018 incident when General was first spotted by police trying to remove an abandoned vehicle sticker off of a motorhome that had been parked in front of an adult shop for an extended period of time. The Oregon State Police Trooper determined the motorhome was stolen and pulled up to the vehicle. That's when "a slow elude" started that led through downtown Medford. Multiple Medford Police Department units responded to the pursuit.
When General was forced to stop due to a traffic light, a Trooper took the opportunity to block him with his patrol car. That is when General rammed into the patrol car and another car in an attempt to get away. He continued to drive until he got the motorhome stuck in a parking garage. Officers then took General into custody, and in the process, found a stolen motorcycle inside the motorhome General had been driving.
In total, General's charges amount to: one count of Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, two counts of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, two counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, one count of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and one count of Theft in the First Degree, according to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office. He will serve 31 months - roughly 2.5 years - in the Oregon Department of Corrections. As a part of his sentence, General's license is suspended and he is ordered to pay restitution for damages.