Sheriff: Wanted man in stolen car fled from deputies

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A wanted man fled from police in a stolen car from Springfield, and now law enforcement needs your help locating the suspect.

Sheriff's deputies received reports that Thomas Grimes was near the Shamrock Motel on Highway 99 on Saturday night. Grimes had a felony warrant out for his arrest.

Police later spotted Grimes in a maroon Honda Civic before he sped off, reaching speeds of 60 mph.

A chase ensued, with Grimes turning down Carnes Street in the opposite lane of traffic almost hitting several cars, according to law enforcement.

Due to safety concerns, deputies stopped the pursuit.

Authorities later found the vehicle abandoned and determined it was reported stolen out of the Springfield area.

If you have any information on Grimes' whereabouts, you should call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.