MADRAS, OR -- Three suspects are in custody after a high speed chase near Madras, Monday morning. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies and Oregon State Police troopers pursued a suspected stolen vehicle through the Gateway community north of Madras, reaching speeds of 70 MPH. A JCSO deputy spotted the vehicle reported stolen out of Warm Springs and attempted a traffic stop, but the driver took off on Highway 26 north of Madras. At one point, an OSP trooper became the lead vehicle when a passenger in the suspect vehicle shot a rifle toward the officer.
Eventually, the driver lost control on the icy road and crashed into a fence. All three inside the vehicle ran from the scene but were caught and arrested a short time later. Taken into custody were the driver, 23-year old Colleen Kalama, 39-year old Stuart Smith and 24-year old Stefan Sutterlee, all from the Warm Springs and Madras area.
(l-r) Kalama, Smith, Sutterlee