Rice

Incident: Motorcycle Pursuit
Location: Centennial Blvd/ 5th Street
Case Number: 19-4499
Date/Time:   06-08-19/ 2132
More Information:   Sgt. Brian Humphreys
Completed By:          Sgt. Jeff Murkin

ARRESTED:  RICE,TIMOTHY DWAYNE DOB: 03-12-62
CHARGES:   ELUDE BY VEHICLE, RECKLESS DRIVING, ELUDE BY FOOT, POSSESSION OF METH, INTERFERING WITH POLICE
**PAROLE WARRANT FOR FELON IN POSSESSION OF RESTRICTED WEAPON                                                           

NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:

On 06-08-19 at approx. 2132 hrs a Springfield Police Officer attempted to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation near Centennial Blvd and 5th Street.   The driver failed to stop and accelerated attempting to elude the officer.   The chase continued onto I-5 where speeds reached in excess of 100 mph.   The motorcyclist was able to create distance between the pursing officer and himself. Eventually the officer discontinued the pursuit after he lost sight of the motorcycle due to the darkness.  Linn County Sheriff’s Office had been notified and spotted the motorcycle as it took the Hwy 228 off ramp.   The motorcyclist pulled into a lumber yard after running out of gas.   The driver was initially was not compliant with officer’s commands.   He refused commands to get on the grounds or show his hands while telling the officers to shoot him. Officers were able to take him into custody without using deadly force. He was identified as 57 year old Timothy Dwayne Rice.   It was discovered Rice had an outstanding Oregon State Parole Board warrant for his arrest stemming from a felon in possession of a restricted weapon charge.   Rice was lodged the Lane County Jail on the listed charges.