BEND, OR -- The man who allegedly ran from the scene of a crash Monday night was arrested Tuesday evening. The case began at about 8:30 pm.m Monday, when the owner of a Subaru Impreza reported the car was stolen while left running in front of the Tumalo Country Store. It was soon spotted by a Deputy, near Third and Empire. The driver failed to stop when the Deputy activated the overhead lights, but the brief chase was called off for safety concerns, in a residential area.
A short time later, the Deputy found the car after it crashed through several fences and nearly struck a house near Boulderfield Ave. and Black Powder Lane. Two people were seen walking from the scene and a witness confirmed they had been in the car. The Deputy ordered both to the ground but only the 28-year-old woman complied and was detained. Investigators believe Ashley Bingenheimer was the driver; she's charged with Reckless Driving, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Attempt to Elude, Criminal Mischief and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. She was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries, and was cited in lieu of custody at St. Charles Bend.
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office spent the next day searching for the male suspect, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Aviles. He was taken into custody at a northeast Bend home, just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Sheriff's Office says the two conspired to steal the car. Aviles is charged with Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and a probation violation.