Man fights with deputy; suspected of auto theft

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A 48-year-old man was taken into custody Monday morning after a short pursuit and fight with a Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy, officials said.

A deputy was returning stolen plates he recovered off a car to a home at 6912 N.E. 47th Ave. around 10 a.m. when he spotted a suspect he was looking for in another auto theft case, said Sgt. Tony Barnes, with the sheriff’s office.

The suspect ran. The deputy pursued and had a bit of a scuffle with the suspect, identified as James Tracy Miller, 48.

The deputy tased the man and called for help because there were no other deputies in the area, Barnes said.

The deputy restrained Miller on the ground. When another deputy arrived Miller was handcuffed and taken to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

The hospital said he had no injuries, Barnes said.

Miller was arrested on suspicion of second-degree possession of stolen property. Miller was booked into the Clark County Jail.

The deputy, whose name was not released, was uninjured in the incident, Barnes said.