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August 12, 2014
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Witnesses tackle suspect for Roseburg police

A Roseburg man running from police following a traffic stop Monday afternoon was tackled by witnesses and held until officers caught up, according to Roseburg police.

Police said they stopped Jordan Wade York, 22, who was driving a white 1988 Lincoln in the 1500 block of Pine Street, on suspicion of committing a traffic violation at about 12:45 p.m.

A passenger ran from the vehicle and York got out of the car as an officer approached and ran too, police said.

Police reported that York ran through a neighboring yard and broke a wooden fence while trying to scale over it. Two witnesses then tackled and held him, police said.

York was arrested on suspicion of attempting to elude police on foot, second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree escape and had warrants for harassment, fourth-degree assault, a parole violation and a felony probation violation.

He was taken to the Douglas County Jail, where he remained today without bail.

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The News-Review Updated Aug 15, 2014 02:16PM Published Aug 14, 2014 12:32PM Copyright 2014 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.