Wanted man turns self in

Wanted man turns self in

SHADY COVE — A man wanted for leaving the scene of a crash following a police chase which left his passenger seriously injured turned himself in Tuesday afternoon, Shady Cove police said.

Corey Duane Carson, 37, faces two felony charges including second-degree assault and was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on more than $1 million bail.

A Shady Cove police officer Oct. 18 attempted to stop a Buick sedan later determined to have been driven by Carson.

The car sped away leading the officer on a two-mile chase on Highway 62 near Trail before it left the road and crashed down a 250-foot ravine. He left an elderly passenger inside the car. That man suffered broken bones in his neck, back and hand.

In addition to the second-degree assault charge, Carson faces charges of failure to perform the duties of a driver, attempting to elude police in a vehicle and on foot, reckless driving, driving under the influence of intoxicants and first-degree criminal mischief.

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