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Stolen car, chase net three arrests

Three people were booked 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 sidewalk near Eagle Point Golf Course, the three ran but were quickly arrested, police said.

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

McCauley was jailed on charges of attempt to elude, reckless driving, possession of a stolen vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, first-degree burglary and first-degree theft. His bail was 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 was 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 at 8:13 p.m. The car was reported stolen Monday. The car pulled into a parking lot, then sped east on Antelope Road. The car turned north onto Bigham Brown Road and hit the sidewalk near Eagle Point Golf Course, damaging the front tires.

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.

Medford police reported a similar run-in with McCauley on May 7. They said McCauley tried to escape from officers after they spotted him in a stolen vehicle, resulting in a high-speed chase through several neighborhoods. Police deployed spike strips near Sage Road and Mason Way to stop the car. McCauley ran but was apprehended by police, they said.

Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/ryanpfeil.