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Fruitland police searching for man who jumped in Snake River during pursuit

Police are searching for a man who jumped into the Snake River while fleeing police.

Fruitland police officers were called about 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, to a possible domestic dispute on the 2000 block of East 1st Street.

When officers arrived at the scene, the suspect, Daniel Havens, 20, left in a gray 1999 Ford Ranger. Officers pulled Havens over, but he then drove away. Officers pursued Havens, who fled on Interstate 84 toward Oregon. Havens’ truck struck spike strips deployed by Oregon State Police near Exit 374. Havens exited I-84 onto Highway 201. He left his truck and led officers on a short foot chase to the Snake River. Officers lost track of Havens when he jumped into the river.

Officers searched the river by boat, but did not find Havens. It is not known if Havens got out of the water.

Anyone with information on Havens’ whereabouts should contact Fruitland Police Department at (208) 452-3001 or Payette County Sheriff’s Office at (208) 642-6006.

Cynthia Sewell: 208-377-6428, @CynthiaSewell

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