Man Crashes Car and Jumps Off Bridge

, Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted: Fri, November 23 2012 at 8:09 PM, Updated: Sat, November 24 2012 at 5:46 PM

A man who tried to escape police officers crashed a stolen vehicle he was driving and then jumped into the icy waters of the Rogue River....

Fallon Wallace was heading home when she saw a commotion on Rock Point Bridge in Gold Hill about midnight. "There were 6 state troopers and there were flares everywhere," she says.

Police say a man stole his ex-girlfriends 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant, wrecked it Thursday on the bridge. Witnesses report he then jumped into the the Rogue River in an attempt to escape.

"Everything was blocked," Wallace continues. 

We now know the man's name: police have been searching for Keyontae Taylor since last week when the vehicle was reported stolen. After tracking Taylor for three miles with a dog, he is now in police custody.

"I just turned around and went into Gold Hill and came back," says Wallace. Despite a wait she's just glad she found a way home.

Taylor is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fourth degree assault, and harassment

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