On 01/05/2024 shortly after 1:00am, a Lane County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling the area of River Rd. and Santa Clara Ave. observed a silver SUV being driven by 37-year-old Michael Jack Boggs. Boggs had warrants for his arrest for Failure to Appear on a Burglary charge and Driving While Suspended. He was also being sought for questioning by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office regarding a recent restraining order violation investigation.
The deputy initiated a traffic stop and made contact with Boggs in a parking lot in the 2500blk of River Rd. As the deputy was waiting for backup to arrive, Boggs ran from the vehicle and fled over a fence into a nearby neighborhood.
Deputies and officers from the Eugene Police Department flooded the area. Boggs was found moments later in the 200blk of Division Ave. and taken into custody without further incident.
Boggs was lodged at the Lane County Jail on his warrants and new charges of Elude by Foot and Driving While Suspended – Felony.