Wanted fugitve avoids capture, search west of Roseburg

, Posted: Thu, April 24 2014 at 12:17 PM, Updated: Thu, April 24 2014 at 3:59 PM

Wanted fugitve avoids capture, search west of Roseburg

Roseburg, Ore --- Oregon State Police (OSP) & Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) are asking for the public's help to locate a dangerous, wanted felon who avoided capture Wednesday afternoon following an attempt to elude west of the Roseburg area.

Law enforcement cautions the public to not approach this person if seen and to call 9-1-1 or OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068 with information about his whereabouts.

Hiram Samuel Cunningham, age 30, from Sutherlin, is wanted on numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants out of Douglas, Lane and Jackson counties.

Cunningham is described as a white male, 6'2", 170 pounds, with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He is known to wear disguises including a wig and reading style glasses to avoid being recognized. He is known to carrying firearms, is potentially violent, and has previously eluded arrest.

Officers said on April 23, 2014 at approximately 4:04 p.m., two OSP detectives in a marked OSP pickup traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in the Roseburg area recognized Cunningham driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala four door with two other occupants. The Chevrolet took exit 125 and turned west onto NW Garden Valley Boulevard where detectives attempted a traffic stop.

Cunningham sped through a mall parking lot and got back on to NW Garden Valley Boulevard. Police say Cunningham was speeding over 100 mph for about five miles when officers lost sight of him. 

As officers from OSP, Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) and Roseburg Police Department (RPD) searched the area for the car, it was spotted abandoned near Capital Lane. OSP detectives contacted two people on foot and confirmed they were passengers in the car. Both people were confirmed wanted on felony warrants out Wheeler County for Fail to Appear - Dangerous Drugs. They were identified as 26 year-old Chantel Dawn Woody and 22 year-old Brogan John Delia, both are from Fossil and were later lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

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