Police: Suspect crashed stolen car, stole bike with flat tires, hid in shed
MEDFORD, Ore. - Twenty minutes before a trooper tried to stop the 1991 Honda Accord, Anthony Jonathon Allen Byam stole it, according to state police.
Here's what police said happened next:
Rather than stop, Byam sped through the streets of Medford at high speed.
Byam lost control and crashed the car into a street sign and curb in front of a gas station.
Then the 21-year-old Enumclaw, Washington, man ran across the parking lot and grabbed a mountain bike park against the gas station fence.
The bike had two flat tires.
The state trooper caught up to him and shocked him with a Taser, to no effect.
Byam ditched the bike, ran off and holed up in a shed in a Medford.
That's where Medford Police found Byam 25 minutes after he first fled police.
Police booked Byaminto the Jackson County, Oregon, jail on charges of:
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
* Resisting Arrest
* Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card