Police Locate “Wanted” Driver in Coburg Road Area
This morning at 10:14, an EPD Downtown Bike Team officer attempted to stop a vehicle occupied by a male driver and two passengers. The vehicle fled, but the officer was able to identify the vehicle. Upon investigating further, the officer found the driver, Duane Alan Ward, age 35, had a felony driving suspension and a parole violation warrant for his arrest. The officer located his home address.
When officers went to the residence around 4:30 p.m. to attempt to contact the suspect, he jumped out a window of a residence, in the Coburg Road/Elysium Avenue area. Police units set a perimeter, called for a Lane County Sheriff’s Office K-9, and were able to get the suspect into custody at 4:54 p.m. on the roof of a house in the 2700 block of Elysium. Charges are pending.
Also arrested was Mariah Lameres, age 19, of Eugene, who was a passenger in the earlier "elude" and also had a warrant.