An Oregon man who was wanted for violating terms of his probation has been taken into custody after detonating a small explosive device during a traffic stop in Rock Creek Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff's detectives say they spotted a man who they recognized as Jason Schaefer, 26, who was wanted for violating probation and in association with a nearby apartment where a search warrant was served.
When the Sheriff detective initiated the traffic stop on Schaefer's SUV he didn't stop, instead he sped off and a pursuit ensued until he finally stopped near Northwest 185th Avenue south of Rock Creek Boulevard. Shortly after stopping, he detonated a small, hand-held explosive device. The Sheriff detective was injured, though not seriously, and taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
The 26-year-old man was eventually taken into custody at Washington County Jail where additional charges are likely to follow stemming from Wednesday's events. The authorities say Schaefer also purchased remotes that he planned to use that could set off fireworks from a distance and more than 100 electric matches. His original warrant was for a felon in possession of body armor charge.
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