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Douglas County man, woman arrested after pursuit & K9 track in Coos County

Ronnie Meyer (Coos County Sheriff's Office booking photo)

COQUILLE, Ore. -- Coos County Sheriff’s Office dispatched K9 officer Odin to assist Coquille Police with an apprehension Sunday following a pursuit.

Around 9:40 p.m. Sunday, a Coquille officer attempted a traffic stop near town that turned into a pursuit when the driver failed to stop.

The pursuit led officers over North Bank to Hwy 101 to Bandon, and then onto Hwy 42 S.

Ultimately, the vehicle stopped on Lampa Lane near milepost 11 where two occupants fled on foot behind a locked gate onto a logging road.

The K9 team arrived on scene to track the suspects, a track that lasted from 10:32 p.m. to 12:10 a.m. through hilly and forested terrain.

After the lengthy track, two suspects were taken into custody, identified as 26-year-old Ronnie T. Meyer and 28-year-old Justice C. Austin, both of Douglas County.

According to booking records, Meyer was charged with eluding by vehicle, eluding by foot, reckless driving, and outstanding warrants. He remains in custody with a bail set at $50,000.

The passenger, Austin, was charged with criminal trespass and also arrested on outstanding warrants out of Douglas County. She was released after a night in jail with no local charges filed by the Coos County District Attorney and referred back to Douglas County Circuit Court on her warrant.

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