Stolen Vehicle Chase Leads to One Man in Jail

One man is in jail following a stolen vehicle chase and foot pursuit near Irrigon.

The Morrow County Sheriff's office says 20 year old Zachary Lawrence Bartz drove through a farmer's field and crashed through a couple fences.

Leaking fluids from the vehicle sparked two small fires that had to be put out by firefighters.

Officers eventually boxed Bartz in, causing him to flee on foot and jump into the Columbia River.

The exhausted suspect began to flounder, and officers had to rescue the man.

He's being held on more that $67,000 bail for a slew of charges.  The passenger in his car was not arrested.