Corvallis man arrested after chase, gunfire

Multi-agency pursuit covers Linn and Benton counties


January 11, 2023

A Corvallis man was arrested Monday, Jan. 2, after a gunfire-punctuated, multi-agency police chase that began near Corvallis and ended near the rail station in Albany.

According to the Albany Police, Corvallis law enforcement attempted to stop a black 1997 Honda driven by 40-year-old Stephen Anthony Schmidt-Sheldon on Peoria Road, about a mile south of Hwy. 34, near Corvallis shortly before noon. Schmidt-Sheldon reportedly failed to stop and fired multiple shots, leading his pursuers through southwest Linn County, east on Bell Plain Drive in Shedd to Hwy. 99E, where Oregon State Police troo...

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