Sheriff: Man with arrest warrant gives false name, flees near Seal Rock

Sheriff: Man with arrest warrant gives false name, flees near Seal Rock
Joshua Graves, 29 of Corvallis

SEAL ROCK, Ore. -- Deputies arrested a Corvallis man with an open felony arrest warrant Friday night after a short chase through some underbrush near Seal Rock, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputy Rene Lopez stopped and contacted a male improperly proceeding along Highway 101 north of Seal Rock at around 10:15 p.m. Friday, Lincoln County Sheriff Dotson said.

The man told the deputy he didn't have any identification, and gave a name and birthdate that weren't in the police dispatch database.

When the deputy confronted him about giving a false name, officials said the man ran across the highway and into a bushy area off the shoulder of the highway.

The deputy detained the man, who then said he was 29-year-old Joshua Graves of Corvallis.

Officials said Graves had a felony arrest warrant out of Benton County for failing to appear for a theft charge. The deputy also found under an ounce of marijuana on graves during the arrest.

Graves was booked at the Lincoln County Jail on the arrest warrant and for a charge of giving false information to a police officer. He also received a citation for possession of marijuana.