Car crashes during police chase involving human trafficking of 17-year-old
BEAVERTON, Ore. - A car rammed into two police cars before crashing in Aloha on Tuesday afternoon during a chase involving an investigation into the human-trafficking of a 17-year-old girl, police said.
Police conducting a sting operation focusing on online prostitution were at The Comfort Inn hotel when a girl - who was advertised online as being 20 - was dropped off in Beaverton.
When police confronted the girl at the hotel, they found out she was 17 and a victim of human trafficking.
Meanwhile, police pulled over the car that dropped her off. The two suspects - 21-year-old Davontie Donahue and his wife, 22-year-old Torri Donahue, both from Vancouver - grew uncooperative.
Police said Davontie Donahue eventually pushed his wife across the car, jumped into the driver's seat and took off.
They hit a K-9 unit car and a detective's car as they took off, police said. The ensuing chase ended up in Aloha, where they hit a civilian's car before crashing in a ditch at 173rd and Farmington, police said.
Police said Davontie Donahue took off, and they eventually found him hiding in a child's pink playhouse in somebody's yard.
When police searched the car, they found an assault rifle with loaded magazines and condoms.
Both were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Torri Donahue was cited for promoting prostitution and released.
Davontie Donahue is in jail on a felony warrant and will be charged with compelling and promoting prostitution, eluding and felon in possession of a firearm.
The 17-year-old is safe with Beaverton police.
No officers were hurt.