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Suspect falls down cliff after vehicle pursuit in Coos County

Larry Andrews, 47, of Coos Bay is recovering after breaking his tibia and tearing ligaments in the fall.

Posted: May 13, 2019 3:34 PM

CHARLESTON, Ore. -- A man fell down a cliff while trying to evade authorities in Coos County after trying to ram a deputy’s vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

Larry Andrews, 47, of Coos Bay is recovering after breaking his tibia and tearing ligaments in the fall. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

The sheriff’s office said a deputy was patrolling the Charleston area just after 8 p.m. when Andrews attempted to hit him head-on. The deputy drove after the vehicle in a pursuit that reached speeds of 65 mph in a residential zone.

Andrew’s passenger tires went flat, deputies said. He left the vehicle near Libby Lane and Crown Point Road and ran.

Authorities went down the 50-foot cliff and found Andrews at the bottom. Andrews was taken to the hospital by boat.

K-9 Odin assisted in the suspect’s capture.

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