By Pat Caldwell and

John Braese

The Enterprise

For days, Sgt. Bob Speelman and Det. Dan Perkins of the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office had been trying to catch a fugitive who was on the run to avoid arrest for child sex abuse charges.

Douglas R. Villines, 42, was considered dangerous. He already had served several prison terms, including one for an earlier child abuse conviction. Now, Malheur County prosecutors wanted the Nyssa man on new charges he sexually abused a 10-year-old Nyssa girl last fall.

Villines had eluded arrest for weeks as police chased leads . . .