Warrant Arrest after car chase

Coos Bay Police work a scene on Harriet Road after Ace Harley Graves, 34, alluded police attempting to make a traffic stop in Coos Bay on Monday. Graves, who has multiple warrants, was arrested.

Bethany Baker, The World

BUNKER HILL — A 34-year-old man wanted on a federal warrant was arrested by Coos Bay police after attempting to flee both by car and on foot Monday morning.

The incident started just before 11 a.m. while police were conducting a pedestrian crosswalk enforcement.

A Coos Bay officer witnessed a man – later identified as Ace Harley Graves- using his cell phone while driving.

Police initially attempted to pull over Graves near the Coos Bay library, but he eluded them and started driving toward Bunker Hill.

Eventually, he doubled back and started driving north when police laid stop sticks down, deflating his tires.

Graves swerved onto Harriet Road and crashed into a pickup truck.

From there, Graves ran on foot. There was a short chase before police captured him and took him into custody.

Upon his arrest, officers learned there were several outstanding warrants for Graves’ arrest— one from the U.S. Marshal for parole violation on counterfeiting and another for a stolen vehicle in Douglas County.

He was transported to the Coos County jail, cited and released on local charges, according to the Coos County Sheriff's Office. Graves is currently being held in the Douglas County Jail on additional outstanding warrants and the federal parole violation. 

He is charged with attempting to elude a police officer, interfering with a police officer, escape in the third degree, resisting arrest and reckless driving.

Coos Bay Police Department Capt. Chris Chapanar said Graves didn’t appear to be under the influence.

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