Police K-9 captures man who ran from stolen car
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg police K-9 captured a man they say ran from officers after he was spotted by police in a stolen vehicle.
At about 1:00 pm, an officer tried to stop a stolen 1992 pickup behind Roseburg High School, when the vehicle began to run out of gas.
The male driver fled from the vehicle on foot.
Officers set up a perimeter after a short foot chase and a Roseburg police K-9 was called in.
Officers say the male jumped down a 50-foot bank to the South Umpqua River below, where he tried to hide from police.
Officers say K-9 Iago was able to capture the suspect, identified as Dustin Denny Williams, 19, of Roseburg.
After being checked by medical crews after the K-9 got ahold of him, Williams was taken to the Douglas County Jail.
Police charged Williams with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude in a vehicle and on foot, along with other charges.
Roseburg police say two additional charges were added Tuesday night. Roseburg police say Williams' pregnant girlfriend reported being assaulted by him prior to him being arrested.
Officers say the girlfriend reported that Williams had head butted, pushed, choked and elbowed her in the stomach.
Police charged Williams with harassment and strangulation.
According to the Sheriff's office website, Williams was arrested for unlawful use of a vehicle in March of this year at an address on Reston Road.
This is a developing story and will be upated.