Wanted Man Arrested after Pursuit (Photo)
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – A fugitive is in jail after leading law enforcement officers on a four-mile chase Wednesday morning. Tyler Anthony Boyd, 40, was arrested on a no-bail warrant for parole violation, as well as a new charge of attempting to elude police.
On the morning of October 31, 2018, regional members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, a multi-agency team funded by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, received information that Boyd was living in a camp near the 25-mile marker of Highway 140. At 7:00 a.m., while task force members were in the area looking for Boyd, he drove by in a Jeep Wrangler.
A traffic stop was attempted, but Boyd fled west on Highway 140. Near the 21-mile marker, Boyd attempted to turn onto a logging road. He lost control and drove onto an embankment, where his vehicle became disabled. Task force personnel took Boyd into custody without further incident. Nobody was injured.
The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force operates throughout the northwest states. The regional task force for Southern Oregon is made up of personnel from the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO), and the Central Point Police Department.
Since its inception in June 2018, the regional multi-agency task force has made more than 200 arrests in Southern Oregon. The task force focuses on tracking down fugitives with felony warrants, including those identified locally as “Chronic FTA Offenders.” They also assist local agencies with locating suspects in active felony investigations.
Federal funding is provided to pay for overtime costs and equipment for local law enforcement personnel taking part in the task force. The task force also offers funding to local agencies for periodic fugitive apprehension operations. Per contract, the task force pays for space to lodge local fugitives in the Jackson County jail. Currently, 18 inmates are in the jail on a federal fugitive hold.
In addition to task force members, the Oregon State Police assisted in the Wednesday incident. Troopers are investigating a separate case involving Boyd.
JCSO Case #18-23016