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Police Search for Madras Fugitive

REDMOND, OR -- Police are looking for a 33-year-old Madras man who led them on a high-speed chase Wednesday evening. Central Oregon Drug Enforcement detectives spotted a known fugitive driving on Highway 97, north of Redmond at about 7:30 p.m. But, when they tried to stop Malcolm Harpole on the Culver Highway, he sped off. 


He traveled down a number of rural and forest service roads before running over police spike strips at Lone Pine and Smith Rock Way. After driving on two flat tires northeast of Redmond at speeds of 45-55 MPH, Harpole took off on foot near NE 45th and Walnut. 
Despite a ground and aerial search, he remains at large. Anyone with information on this ongoing investigation is asked to call 911.
The vehicle Harpole was driving was stolen from Lane County in 2015; the motorcycle in its bed was stolen earlier this year from Redmond. 

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