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LA PINE, OR -- A suspect in two high speed pursuits was arrested Thursday afternoon following incidents in South La Pine. The suspect, identified as 39 year old Cody Cruse was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies received an aggressive driving complaint just before 10-Thursday morning that led to the first pursuit near Highway 97 and Jack Pine Loop in La Pine. The suspect got away. Shortly after noon police received a call of the theft of a commercial vehicle that was equipped with a GPS tracker. The caller said the truck was north of La Pine. Deputies on the ground were helped by a state police aircraft. Police located the stolen rig south of Gordy’s Truck Stop and the police aircraft spotted the suspect running away. Police on the ground were able to locate Cruse and arrest him. He is charged with Felony Elude or Attempt to Elude, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief 1, Trespass and Reckless Driving.


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