SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A man is in jail after a foot chase that ended in the 2300 block of Olympic St. Friday night.
37-year-old Michael Joseph Uzelac is facing charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Interfering with Police, Theft II and Elude (Felony Warrant).
Uzelac was wanted for stealing motorcycle equipment from a prior case.
He quickly fled the scene on foot.
During the foot chase, police said he either threw or dropped a loaded semi-automatic weapon.
Uzelac has prior convictions for assaulting a Springfield Police Officer while in possession of a gun.
Officers found Uzelac in the parking lot of Jerry’s Home Improvement Center in Springfield and were successful at using a taser to safely take him into custody. He was lodged at the Lane County Jail.
Police say the gun and a portion of the stolen motorcycle equipment were recovered.