Police: Suspect jumps from roof to yard in attempt to escape capture

Police: Suspect jumps from roof to yard in attempt to escape capture
Charles Christopher Lane

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A suspect in a sex abuse case jumped from the roof of a house into a nearby yard and attempted to escape capture before officers assisted by a police dog caught up with him late Monday night, the Springfield Police Department.

Charles Christopher Lane, 39, will face charges of trespassing and interfering with police in Springfield after the incident, police said.

But Springfield cited Lane in lieu of custody and let Albany Police take Lane into custody on a sex abuse charge involving a minor female instead.

It was that charge that led to Monday night's chase, police said. Albany Police asked their counterparts in Springfield to check a 63rd Street address for Lane - and officers saw him inside, sitting on a couch, police said.

He didn't stay put: As officers knocked on the door, Lane ran upstairs, police said. Officers found evidence Lane escaped to the roof and jumped into a nearby yard, police said.

A police K9 located Lane hiding in that yard, but he took off running on 63rd and across Aster Street, police said. The dog and police caught up as Lane tried to jump a fence into another yard off Aster Street, police said.