On 2/15/19 at about 3:11 pm, a McMinnville Officer attempted to stop a blue Honda Civic for a speeding violation in the 1400 block of SW Fellows Street. Instead of stopping, the Honda began running stop signs and speeding in an attempt to elude the officer. The Honda lost control, crashed into a curb and travelled into the front yard of a residence in 1600 block of SW Apperson Street. The driver was able to drive the now damaged Honda out of the yard and he continued to flee through the surrounding neighborhoods. With the vehicle severely damaged and difficult to control after crashing into the curb, the driver soon stopped the vehicle and fled on foot on SW Sunset Drive near SW Ashley Drive. The officer chased the suspect on foot into the area of SW Fellows Court, where containment was established with the assistance of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was soon located hiding in the yard of a residence on SW Fellows Court and he was taken into custody. The suspect driver is identified as Paul Anthony Bonds, 26, of McMinnville.
As the investigation into who the owner of the car Bonds was driving during the pursuit progressed, it was learned that Bonds was performing some mechanical work for the owner of the car, who identified himself as a friend of Bonds. Due to the extensive damage he recklessly caused to the friend’s car during the pursuit, Bonds was additionally charged with Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.
Bonds was lodged at the Yamhill County Correctional Facility on the following charges:
Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle $7500
Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot $5000
Reckless Driving $5000
Driving While Revoked Misdemeanor $5000
Criminal Mischief II $5000