Date/Time of Release: 04/15/2014 - 15:00
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Wanted Subject
Date/Time of Incident: 04/15/2014 - 07:45
Incident Location: 1700 block Sand Creek Road, Drain, OR
Case Number: 14-1556
Wanted: Clark, Matthew Henry / age 31 / Lane County, OR
At about 0745 hours this morning (April 15, 2014), a Sheriff's Deputy checked out with a suspicious vehicle that was reported to be blocking a gate in the 1700 block of Sand Creek Road in Drain.
The deputy contacted the occupant of the vehicle, later identified as Matthew Clark, who was sleeping in the vehicle. Clark was armed with two knives and was acting suspicious and refusing to obey requests of the deputy. The deputy attempted to detain Clark while waiting for back up but Clark ran into the brush.
For the next several hours, officers searched for Clark but he was not located. A Sheriff's Office K9 unit, Oregon State Police Troopers and officers from the Sutherlin Police Department also assisted with the search.
The vehicle that Clark was operating, a red 1996 Ford Ranger, has been confirmed stolen out of Lane County.
Matthew Clark is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle charges. He is described as 5'9", 200 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a grey hooded sweat shirt.
If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Matthew Clark they are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471.
A photograph of Clark is attached to this release at http://www.dcso.com/media_N.asp .