MADRAS, OR -- A Bend man wanted for providing false information to police during a Christmas Day traffic stop was caught in Madras, Thursday afternoon. Deschutes County Sheriff's Sgt. William Bailey says 27-year-old Freddy Ayala is now at the Jefferson County Jail. "He's being held there on a Parole Violation and there will be charges in Deschutes County that he will have to come back and face at some point." Ayala was taken into custody at the Madras Safeway. According to the Jefferson County Jail, he's accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed knife, drug possession, driving while suspended and a parole violation.
A Deschutes County deputy pulled Ayala over Tuesday for driving through a red light. "When he was contacted, he provided false information to the deputy," Sgt. Bailey tells KBND News, "Once he was identified, he sped away in his vehicle." The deputy initially pursued the suspect, but called off the chase due to public safety concerns.
Ayala has a lengthy criminal record dating back more than five years, with charges including other parole and probation violations, and Rape.