Drunken teen flees, menaces cop with pellet gun


    An allegedly drunken Jacksonville teenager who led police on a short vehicle chase in the Applegate Valley early Monday morning ran into her residence and pointed a pellet rifle at an officer before she was arrested, authorities said.

    After a 15-minute standoff, 19-year-old Shayna Joy Stanford stepped out of the residence on the 200 block of Humbug Creek Road and was taken into custody by the Jackson County sheriff’s deputies shortly before 4 a.m., police said.

    The case began at 3:35 a.m. when a sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a 2000 Cadillac Escalade for traffic violations on Highway 238 near Humbug Creek Road when the vehicle sped up to a residence on Humbug Creek Road, deputies said.

    The driver, later identified as Stanford, fled into the residence, then reappeared in the doorway and pointed the SKS-style pellet rifle at a deputy before she was arrested, police said.

    Stanford was taken into custody on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, attempting to elude a police officer on foot and in a vehicle, menacing and resisting arrest.

    She was lodged Monday morning in the Jackson County Jail on $32,500 bail.

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