BEND, OR -- A Bend man was arrested Thursday night after allegedly running from a traffic stop and jumping from the Centennial Parking Garage. The incident started just before 10 p.m., when a Bend Police officer tried to pull over a car near Second and Franklin. The driver stopped, then ditched the car.
Officers set up a perimeter and saw the suspect run into the parking garage. Despite being ordered to stop, he leapt over a concrete wall. The pursuing officer noted the 16-foot drop and took the stairs down; another officer caught 23-year-old James Colton Black on the lower level. He was taken to the hospital for obvious injuries sustained in the fall.
Black had an outstanding warrant and now faces a number of new charges.