ALFALFA, OR -- A 28-year old Prineville man wanted for leading law enforcement on several pursuits was finally caught Sunday afternoon. A Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputy first tried to stop a vehicle Saturday at about 8 a.m., on the north end of Redmond. The driver took off and the pursuit was terminated in Terrebonne for safety reasons.
A Crook County deputy spotted the car near Prineville about 20 minutes later, but the chase ended when the driver repeatedly crossed into oncoming lanes while hitting speeds of around 100 miles an hour. After nearly hitting a Prineville Police patrol car head-on; an officer identified the driver as Lonnie Fosburg. Even after law enforcement dropped the pursuit, Fosburg reportedly ran multiple red lights in downtown Prineville and nearly hit a motorcycle.
Crook County deputies spotted Fosburg again in Prineville, Sunday at about 2 p.m. He led them on several more pursuits near Prineville and Redmond.
A Deschutes County deputy eventually spotted Fosburg on Juniper Road and followed him to the 25000 block of Bachelor Lane in the Alfalfa area where he allegedly tried to hide his car behind a building. He was contacted at gunpoint by deputies and Redmond Police personnel and was taken into custody without incident.
Fosburg is charged with three counts of Felony Attempt to Elude, a Parole Warrant, four counts of Reckless Endangering and two counts of Reckless Driving.