A man led a Malheur County sheriff’s deputy in a pursuit into Vale early Sunday morning, according to the county sheriff’s office.
Deputy Haylee Harding initiated a traffic stop at 1:17 a.m. on a Toyota Prius “for failing to maintain lane as well as driving erratically” on Highway 20-26 east of Vale, said Malheur County Undersheriff Travis Johnson.
The driver didn’t respond to the deputy’s lights and sirens and instead ended up in the yard of a home on Cottage Street ten minutes later, said Johnson. The deputy “had her firearm out” and tried to verbally convince the driver to step out of the vehicle, but he wouldn’t do so.
Two individuals came out of the home with firearms to assist the deputy, he said, and they were all “able to communicate with . . .