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Dallas duo arrested in Stayton

STAYTON — Marion County deputies arrested two Dallas residents Dec. 29 after a high-speed chase that started in Jefferson and ended in Stayton.

January 07, 2014

STAYTON — Marion County deputies arrested two Dallas residents Dec. 29 after a high-speed chase that started in Jefferson and ended in Stayton.

The chase began at 11 a.m. Dec. 29, when Deputy Derrick Ramseyer attempted to stop a silver Honda Civic near Jefferson, believed to be connected to several burglaries in south Marion County.

As Ramseyer tried to pull over the Honda, the driver sped off toward Stayton. According to police, the pursuit reached speeds of 100 mph. As the car approached Stayton, it slowed and suspect Cheyenne Moore, 32, jumped out and ran.

Officers pursued and quickly arrested Moore, but the chase of the second suspect, Jerry Simpson, 29, continued.

Stayton police officers used spike strips and Simpson stopped in the 900 block of North First Street. He ran on foot and hid in a home in the 900 block of North Birch Street, where he eventually surrendered.

Police found methamphetamine, drug packaging, scales, prescription narcotics, marijuana and more than $1,300 in cash inside the Honda.

Moore is facing charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and a parole violation. Simpson faces several charges, including attempt to elude, reckless driving, reckless endangering, first-degree criminal trespass, first-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and a parole violation.

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