Suspect drives off in Clackamas patrol car

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MOLALLA, Ore. (AP) The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a stabbing suspect fled the scene early Friday by speeding off in a patrol car.

Deputies responded about 1 a.m. to the stabbing and one who arrived a few minutes later noticed a patrol car driving away at a high rate of speed with no lights on.

A pursuit ended when the suspect lost control and crashed near Molalla. Police say the driver was not injured. They arrested 25-year-old Tara Axmaker of Milwaukie on car theft and felony eluding charges.

The 33-year-old man who was stabbed was flown to a hospital, condition unknown