ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Roseburg police officers say they used one of the K-9 dogs to track down a man who fled from a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, as well as a handgun the man threw while he was running.
A Roseburg officer made a traffic stop in the 1600 block of SE Stephens just before 2:00 a.m., when he says the passenger in the vehicle took off running after telling the driver he had warrants.
Police say the man, later identified as Jeffrey James Bray, 27, ran into the 1700 block of SE Mill.
Officers set up a perimeter, and Roseburg K-9 Iago was brought in to search for the man.
The dog found Bray's track, which led into the property at 1767 Mill. Officers discovered a fence that had been broken down, and then say they found Bray hiding on a second story deck at the residence.
Police say that during the track, Iago also found a Sig Sauer semi automatic handgun that they say Bray had tossed while he was running from them.
Bray was arrested and taken to the Douglas County Jail, where he was lodged on charges of being a felon in possession of a handgun, criminal trespass and tampering with evidence, among many others.