A man and woman who attempted to flee police in a car chase Sunday night are lodged in Jackson County Jail. 29-year old Ty Ray Nunes and 24-year old Brandy Rose Johnson led Jackson County Sheriff's deputies on a chase that started outside of Gold Hill and ended in Central Point.
At 7:11 p.m., authorities received a call that a motorist in a 1995 Lincoln Town Car menaced another vehicle with shotgun. When a deputy attempted to stop the Lincoln on Old Stage Road at Scenic Avenue, the driver refused and fled at a high rate of speed.
The pursuit continued onto Taylor Road and into Central Point on Haskell Road. The car ran several stop signs and ran a red light at Pine Street. Deputies used a "PIT" maneuver several times to stop the fleeing Lincoln. Nunes eventually lost control and ran into a sign, rendering the car inoperable.
Nunes attempted to flee on foot. He entered a home on 2nd Avenue and locked himself inside. After the arrival of several deputies and a K9 unit, Nunes surrendered after several verbal commands. Johnson- who was a passenger- was also arrested. Two black pouches of meth were found in the car, along with scales and clear baggies.
The fleeing vehicle incurred significant damage in the chase. The original call regarding menacing turned out to be untrue as authorities obtained witness statements.