Lebanon man arrested after vehicle pursuit

A Lebanon man was arrested Friday, May 6, following a pursuit through the community, Lebanon police said.

Christopher Hurt, 33, was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly fleeing police in his vehicle, then running after driving on the railroad tracks between Hansard and Fifth streets.

According to police, a Lebanon officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop at 10:14 a.m. on the operator of an orange-colored, four-door 2003 Infinti for several traffic violations. The vehicle fled west on Oak Street and drove out of the city limits of Lebanon onto Denny School Road, where it then traveled east on Highway 34 and back into Lebanon.

The vehicle then traveled north on Hansard, and after encountering the roadway blocked by a train, left the roadway and drove eastbound on the railroad tracks towards north Fifth Street. The male driver, identified as Hurt, then fled the vehicle on foot and was located by an officer in the front yard of a residence on west Mary Street.
Hurt was ultimately taken into custody without incident and charged with felony and misdemeanor attempt to elude and on Lebanon Municipal Court, Albany Municipal Court, Linn County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Parole Board warrants.
The Lebanon Police Department has had numerous prior contacts with Hurt. This is still an active investigation. Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact Lebanon Police Officer Steve Fountain at (541) 258-4344.