Day: December 7, 2015

Man arrested after multiple crimes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The entire incident didn’t take long, but plenty of crimes were committed in the short matter of time. James Rodney Hill III, 24, was arrested Sunday night on multiple charges after initially slipping away from Keizer Police Department officers at the Keizer Station Target. Hill was charged with criminal mischief, escape, assaulting a police officer, kidnapping, unlawful possession of heroin, menacing and resisting arrest. Just for good measure, Hill also had four felony warrants out for his arrest. Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the KPD, said the incident unfolded around 9:30 p.m. Nov. 29. “Mr. Hill was being placed under arrest for criminal mischief when he was attempting to steal property from Target,” Kuhns said. “While placing him in handcuffs, Mr. Hill fled from the officer and the store. While fleeing on foot, Mr. Hill got into the back of a vehicle that was being operated by an innocent victim. He told the victim to drive him from the area and told the victim he had a gun. The driver of the vehicle did not do as Mr. Hill demanded of him.” Kuhns said officers soon caught up with Hill behind a nearby restaurant, who once again tried to flee on foot. “Our officers eventually caught up to the fleeing suspect and took him into custody after he fought with one of the...

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