ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg man is behind bars for assault, after Oregon State Troopers say a domestic fight turned into a case of hit and run.
Authorities say that at about 3:00 p.m., a report came in of a possible domestic assault happening at the 119 northbound on ramp. Callers said that a female was running from her boyfriend.
That's when officials say a 56-year-old Salem man stopped to help.
The female got into his vehicle, and that's when troopers say Stanley Levin Sherman, 27, rammed the man's car with his 1998 Ford Windstar van.
Officials say Sherman then jumped out of the van and threatened the man with a piece of hose. The female then returned to Sherman's van, and they allegedly took off together.
Troopers went looking for Sherman and his girlfriend, who they say have a history of domestic disputes and drug activity.
At around 8:00 p.m. Monday, a trooper found the van abandoned on Melrose Road, and a Roseburg Police Department K-9 was brought in to help track Sherman.
The man was located hiding in some blackberry bushes near the South Umpqua River.
Sherman was arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail on charges of hit and run, second degree assault and reckless endangering.
Tuesday morning, his bail was listed at $27,500.