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Two Lane County Sheriff’s Deputies contacted the occupants of a 2003 Chevrolet pickup yesterday morning shortly prior to 8:30am at the Hayden Bridge Boat ramp.  The deputies recognized one of the subjects from prior law enforcement contact as 34-year-old Jared Lee Moe. 

During their contact, Moe suddenly sped away in the truck on Hayden Bridge Dr. with the other person in the passenger seat.  Before deputies could catch up, Moe crashed the truck through two mailboxes and into a tree.  The passenger was severely injured and unable to exit the vehicle.  Moe fled into the nearby neighborhood on foot.  Deputies provided aid to the passenger as other deputies and Springfield Police officers converged on the area.  The passenger was transported by medics to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  A handgun was later located inside of Moe’s vehicle.   

A citizen who had been in the vicinity of the crash followed Moe and provided location updates to 911 as he attempted to flee on foot.  Moe tried to hide himself at a few different residences and, at one point, attempted to flag down a passing car.  Deputies were able to locate Moe hiding in the backyard of a residence in the 3400blk of Falcon Dr. and take him into custody without further incident. 

After receiving medical evaluation at a nearby hospital, Moe was lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including Assault in the 3rd Degree, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree, Hit & Run, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is thankful both to the Springfield Police Department and watchful citizens that helped us put an end to Moe’s dangerous criminal episode.