CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. - A man photographed at the scene of a hit-and-run incident on Halloween has turned himself in, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Rashiei McKinney Brown, 22, of Portland was photographed by the victim of a hit-and-run incident on Oct. 31 in Clackamas County. The story was widely reported by local media outlets including KATU News.
Deputies said Brown turned himself in at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. "The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office offers a thank you to the public, who after seeing the media coverage of the investigation, convinced Mr. Brown to surrender himself" to deputies, the sheriff's office said in a press release.
The incident took place at about 2 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 224 and SE Johnson Road. The area is known as Oatfield.
Deputies said Brown rear-ended a car being driven by Ciprian Gusetu, 35 of Milwaukie. Gusetu’s wife, who was 8-months pregnant, was also in the car. Neither were hurt.
After the crash, Brown got out of his car, picked up his license plate that had become detached during the crash, and then drove off into oncoming traffic, according to deputies.
Mr. Gusetu also got back in his car and pursued Brown, as did a witness to the crash who was in another vehicle.
Deputies said Brown tried to hide his car in a parking lot on SE Johnson Road, but Gusetu and the witness parked right next to him “in an attempt to exchange insurance information.”
At that time, Gusetu used his cell phone to photograph both Brown and his car’s license plate.
Brown got back into his car, deputies said, and then intentionally drove into Gusetu’s car a second time before driving over a curb and across landscaping to flee the area.
Brown was gone by the time deputies arrived on the scene, the sheriff’s office said. He was not found during a search of the area.