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Wanted suspect fled from deputies while towing a vehicle

A man was arrested Wednesday evening in White City after a "slow speed chase“ of a passenger vehicle that was towing another vehicle, according to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said it received a call around 7:50 p.m. about an unspecified violation at Hoover Ponds County Park. When deputies arrived they saw the vehicles being driven away by Richard Wallace Carlyle II, 41, of Medford, who was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear, the release said.

Carlyle drove south on Crater Lake Highway 62, and a deputy placed a spike strip at the 5700 block of Crater Lake Highway, police said. The vehicle being towed came off the tow hitch and went into a ditch, but the suspect continued north on Crater Lake Highway.

A second spike strip was put down in the 6700 block of Crater Lake Highway, which stopped the vehicle.

Carlyle was arrested for attempting to elude police by vehicle, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, three counts of unlawful possession of a personal identification device, misdemeanors and a parole violation.

Carlyle was being held without bail in the Jackson County Jail.