Suspect Leads Deputies on Snowy Track through the Woods after Ditching Porsche in Colton Area

A man was arrested this week after he led deputies on a snowy pursuit early in the morning near Colton, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The sheriff’s office said that around 2:30 a.m. Monday, deputies attempted to stop 36-year-old Joshua Lee Mathes for speeding while driving a white Porsche near the intersection of South Grays Hill and South Scheiffer Road — an area known as “Old Colton.”

Mathes fled from deputies and led them on an eight-mile pursuit, with speeds surpassing 100 mph, according to the CCSO. Fortunately, there was no one else in the car. Mathes then stopped his vehicle and fled on foot on National Forest Development Road 4510.

Deputies tracked Mathes on snowy forest roads in 26-degree weather for three hours, before finally locating and arresting the suspect. Mathes was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on two count of attempt to elude and reckless driving. His bail was set at $15,000.

Clackamas Sheriff on Twitter

From the #NightShift : A snowy pursuit…. Suspect Joshua Mathes fled deputies in a Porsche when we attempted to stop him for speeding. He ditched the Porsche & fled on foot. He was caught after a 3-hr. track in 26º weather. More: https://t.co/Ij0OWZlTjY

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