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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Saturday April 10, 2021 - 1:35 AM

 
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Oregon - On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 8:30 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an injury traffic crash on NW Susbauer Road and NW Long Road, north of the city of Cornelius. When deputies arrived, they learned that the driver of one of the vehicles involved fled the scene; he was identified as 29-year-old Corey Michael Scroggins.

Several minutes later, a nearby resident called 911, stating a male, later identified as Mr. Scroggins, ran onto his property and got into his parked pickup truck.

The vehicle owner went to confront Mr. Scroggins, demanding he get out of his vehicle. Mr. Scroggins accelerated the pickup truck towards the vehicle owner, who had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck by the vehicle.

Later in the evening, a Newberg-Dundee Police Department sergeant was dispatched to a theft in progress in the city of Newberg. The sergeant located the stolen pickup truck leaving the scene of the theft. Newberg-Dundee Police identified the suspect as Mr. Scroggins. When they attempted to stop the pickup truck, Mr. Scroggins eluded them.

On Friday, April 9, 2021, at 5:45 p.m., Newberg-Dundee Police recovered the stolen pickup truck, unoccupied. Mr. Scroggins is still outstanding.

Mr. Scroggins is a White male, approximately 5' 6" tall and weighing 190 pounds. Mr. Scroggins is wanted for several crimes, including hit and run, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, robbery in the third degree, menacing, elude, and several outstanding felony warrants.

Mr. Scroggins is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information about the location of Mr. Scroggins, please call 911. The Washington County Sheriff's Office urges community members not to approach Mr. Scroggins.