Man in custody after I-5 chase

Gregario RuvalcabaJackson County, Ore. — A man is arrested in Medford after police say he led them on a high speed chase in the early hours of Monday morning in a stolen truck.

Myrtle Creek Police say several agencies chased 39-year-old Gregorio Ruvalcaba from 78 miles from Myrtle Creek to Medford around 5:00 to 6:00 Monday morning.

Police say they originally tried to pull over Ruvalcaba for speeding, but he sped away.

By the time Ruvalcaba was caught, police said he had run over spike strips, and several tires were shredded. The pursuit came to an end near milepost 27, briefly closing some lanes of I-5.

Ruvalcaba is currently lodged at the Douglas County Jail.

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