LA GRANDE:  Attempt to elude lands a man in jail

LA GRANDE: Attempt to elude lands a man in jail

Attempting to elude police on Monday evening landed Daniel Lee Harrell in the Union County Jail. According to La Grande Police Chief Brian Harvey, Harrell was the suspect in an incident earlier Monday regarding reckless driving. Harrell was located near Denny’s around 10 pm on Monday night but refused to stop for police when a traffic stop was initiated. Chief Harvey said that the pursuit ended near 4th and Jefferson in La Grande when officers “boxed” Harrell after he refused to stop. Harvey said that this was not a high-speed pursuit, noting that during the attempted stop Harrell did follow the speed limit, stopped at stop signs but wouldn’t stop. He was subsequently arrested and housed in the Union County Jail on charges of Assault I, Menacing, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Office.