A Lebanon man who eluded authorities in a chase through North Albany last month was arrested three weeks later. Clarence Haws, 31, now is serving a 90-day jail sentence in connection with that incident and for additional, unrelated charges.
Haws was wanted by the state parole board for not registering as a sex offender when he eluded Benton County sheriff deputies, a canine unit and Albany police officers in North Albany on Sept. 20, according to authorities. He ditched his car and fled on foot through fields and yards.
Haws was arrested Oct. 9 and faced charges related to the Sept. 20 chase, as well as a separate Aug. 2 incident in which he gave a false name — and also ran from Corvallis police officers, according to court documents.
Haws was sentenced Tuesday in Benton County Circuit Court. As part of a negotiated agreement, he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender, as well as misdemeanor charges of giving false information to police, third-degree escape, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. Additional related charges were dismissed.