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Police arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly stole a car, led law enforcement in a pursuit and then crashed the vehicle, a police report shows.

Nathan Slover, 36, of Corvallis, is charged with third-degree robbery, unauthorized use of a vehicle, second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree disorderly conduct and first-degree theft, according to police.

Slover was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center after being apprehended at about 12:40 a.m., the police report states. He had not been booked into the Benton County Jail as of Monday afternoon.

Police were first alerted to Slover’s alleged actions about an hour earlier, according to the report. A woman reported a man had chased her car down the street and attempted to open multiple doors when she pulled into her driveway on the 5600 block of Southwest Windflower Drive, the report states. She said she told the man she would not let him in, and he ran away. She gave police a description of the man.

At about 12:20 a.m., employees at the Willamette Springs Memory Care Community reported a man had been trying to enter a car in the parking lot, according to the report. The man asked staff to call a cab for him, but they decided to get him something to eat, the report states. When they returned the man was gone. He matched the description of the man in the first incident, according to the report.

While searching for the suspect in the area of Southwest Philomath Boulevard and Southwest Barley Hill Drive, police were flagged down by a woman who said a man had just stolen her car, the report states. Police found the car being driven east on Southwest Plymouth Drive. An officer tried to pull over the car, but the driver did not stop, according to the report.

The driver crashed near the 6700 block of Southwest Plymouth Drive. Police identified the driver, Slover, as the suspect in the other alleged crimes, the report states.

Lillian Schrock covers public safety for the Gazette-Times. She may be reached at 541-758-9548 or lillian.schrock@lee.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LillieSchrock. 

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