REDMOND, OR -- A transient is accused of stealing a car from a Redmond area home and using it to commit additional crimes near Madras.
Shortly after the car was reported stolen Wednesday morning, Jefferson County dispatch received a report of a hit and run crash on Highway 97. A woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Jefferson County deputies stopped the stolen vehicle south of Madras and arrested 22-year-old Jacob Landers. Investigators have also tied Landers to a burglary at a vacant home near the initial Redmond location.
He faces a long list of charges in two counties, including DUII (drugs), hit and run, and theft. Landers was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail.