A Hermiston man who got away from police late Wednesday had his luck run out Friday after he was spotted with his father at a Hermiston motel.
Richard Correa, 28, was wanted on seven warrants when he led police on a chase late Wednesday with speeds reaching 100 mph, police said.
Around 11 a.m. Friday, Hermiston police got a tip that Correa was at the Economy Inn. Officers went there and saw Correa in an SUV driven by his father, Cruz Correa, said Chief Jason Edmiston.
Officers ordered Cruz Correa to stop, but he refused and drove out of the parking lot, he said. Additional units arrived and stopped the Chevrolet Tahoe nearby.
Cruz Correa was arrested on suspicion of hindering prosecution and later released, Edmiston said.
Richard Correa was booked into the Umatilla County jail on suspicion of unlawful entry to a motor vehicle, two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude in a vehicle, attempt to elude on foot, reckless driving, two counts of third-degree theft, criminal trespass, driving with a suspended license and failure to perform duties of a driver causing property damage.
He also faces additional traffic violations of failing to obey traffic control devices, failing to signal a turn, driving without headlights, speed racing, failing to stop when emerging from an alley and illegal display of plates.
Police also identified the woman who was with Correa when he ran from officers Wednesday. Rebeckah J. Ellis, 23, of Hermiston, was arrested and jailed on a probation violation warrant.