By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes
A Woodburn man was arrested Thursday morning after leading a Keizer Police Department officer on a chase into Salem.
Kevin Scott Bond, 40, was arrested after attempting to flee a second time from officer Jeremy Worledge, who used a Taser to end the ordeal.
Bond was booked into Marion County Correctional Facility on charges of attempting to elude a police officer, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, driving while suspended and warrants for DUII and possession of marijuana out of Clackamas County.
Around 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3, Worledge saw Bond improperly use a cell phone while traveling south on River Road near Sunset Avenue North in his 1994 GMC Safari minivan.
As Worledge tried to stop the vehicle, Bond accelerated and drove south on River Road into Keizer. After less than two minutes, Worledge terminated the pursuit as speeds topped 50 mph on Front Street NE in Salem.
Worledge spotted Bond stopping in the parking lot of the Marion County Assessor’s Office on Commercial Street and chased him for a short distance. Bond retreated back to his vehicle, locked the doors and restarted the engine while Worledge ordered him to surrender.
The officer then broke the driver’s door window with his baton, then gave more commands to surrender. When Bond refused to do so, Worledge pulled out his Taser and successfully incapacitated the driver.
Bond was taken into custody without further incident.