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Three jailed after Tuesday night car chase

Three people are in the Jackson County Jail after they allegedly stole a BMW and led police on a chase from White City to Eagle Point Tuesday night.

After damaging the car's tires on a curb near Eagle Point Golf Course, the three ran, but were quickly arrested with the help of a sheriff's department dog.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported the suspected driver, 21-year-old Tyler Scott McCauley, and passengers Charles William Boyd, 36, and Brittney Nicole Jenkins, 26, were arrested after the car chase and subsequent getaway attempt on foot.

McCauley remains in jail on charges of attempted elude, reckless driving, possession of a stolen vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, first-degree burglary and first-degree theft, jail records show. His bail is set at $51,000.

Boyd was jailed on charges of unlawful possession and delivery of methamphetamine, unlawful delivery of marijuana, possession of a stolen vehicle and unauthorized use of a vehicle. His bail is set at $530,000.

Jenkins was lodged on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, attempt to elude, and criminal trespass, with bail set at $17,000.

Jackson County Sheriff's Sgt. Dace Cochran said a deputy spotted the stolen BMW 328i on Avenue A. The car had been reported stolen Monday to Central Point police.

The car pulled into a parking lot, then sped east on Antelope Road. The car turned north onto Bigham Brown Road. Shortly after passing the intersection with Alta Vista Road, the car jumped the curb and stopped in a field just south of the Eagle Point Golf Course. Three people in the car jumped out and ran, but police caught up with all of them.

A search of the car found several meth pipes, hash and methamphetamine, as well as a MAK 90 rifle and magazines loaded with ammunition, a sheriff's department news release said.

— Ryan Pfeil