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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    OR - Armed RSO on the loose in Central OR


    Suspect sought near Oakridge [OR]
    James Patrick Powers is believed to have robbed a camper, taken his car, ditched it, and then fled on foot

    "OAKRIDGE ó Police agencies are searching for an armed registered sex offender they believe robbed and carjacked a camper in Central Oregon on Thursday, ran the car into a ditch after a short chase involving an Oregon State Police sergeant and fled into the woods about seven miles east of Oakridge.

    An eight-mile stretch of Highway 58 was closed for about three hours Thursday afternoon between mileposts 39 and 47 while state police troopers and sheriffís deputies searched the area...."


    "...The incident began as a robbery and car theft near Cultus Lake Campground in Central Oregon, according to an Oregon State Police news release.

    The 37-year-old male victim from Hillsboro reported that he had been camping in the area for the past couple of days and, as he was walking out to his vehicle on a Forest Service trail, the suspect approached him from behind and called out to him.

    The suspect had a long-barreled firearm and ordered the victim off the trail into the forest where he duct-taped the victimís hands to a tree, police said. The suspect fled with the victimís keys, wallet and backpack in the victimís green 1997 Honda Civic.

    The victim was able to free himself and called 911 at about 12:26 p.m. He was not injured....."

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  2. #2
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    Jul 2009
    A description of the wanted man:

    "Powers is described as a white male, 5-foot-10, 220 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a bushy moustache and was last seen wearing unknown colored long pants, camouflage or dark green colored long sleeve jacket or shirt, and a tan colored hat.

    Anyone spotting the suspect in the area is asked to immediately call 911 or Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888. Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s location can call the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at 1-541-388-6655.

    Powers was last registered to a Boise address and was convicted in 1981 in California for “Rape with Force & Fear,” police said."

  3. #3
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    Jul 2009

    Oakridge [OR] shooting may end manhunt

    The man hospitalized after being shot by a state trooper Saturday is said to be the carjacking suspect

    "An Oregon State Police trooper shot a male subject around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the area of Fish Hatchery Road and Salmon Creek Road just east of Oakridge, police said.

    Officers would not immediately confirm whether the man who was shot was James Patrick Powers, the registered sex offender from Idaho who has been the subject of a massive manhunt in the Oakridge area since Thursday.

    However, an Oakridge Police Department dispatcher said the department’s understanding was that the injured man was Powers...."

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