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Wild Chase -Standoff – Near Madras, OR Leads To Arrest of Wanted Fugitive

Suspect Brent Waldorf
(Jefferson County Oregon booking photo)

Oregon State Patrol officers and authorities from Jefferson County and the Warm Springs police department arrested two suspects after a lengthy stand-off Sunday.

Details are being released about a chase and standoff that occurred near Metiolus, OR.   Around 7a.m. Sunday,  an Oregon State trooper tried to pull over a vehicle that ignored a stop sign near Madras.   The vehicle, with two suspects, fled onto Highway 361, then a few minutes later, the suspects ditched the car.

They entered a home on Washington Street in Metiolus – a tiny town just south of Madras, and about 60 miles South of The Dalles, OR.    23-year-old Brent Waldorf of Madras and 23-year old Challis Sharei Heath of Warm Springs, attempted to hide inside the building, resulting in a two-hour standoff with the OSP SWAT Team.

They eventually stormed the building and arrested both suspects, and found they had set the kitchen of the home on fire.  The blaze was extinguished.   Waldorf was wanted on various outstanding warrants and was initially believed to be armed.  He is facing six charges, including several felonies including felony eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle, felony eluding, arson and others.   Heath is facing four charges, including arson, felony eluding and others. They are both in the Jefferson County jail.


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