Police wounded an armed Idaho man who had eluded authorities since late last week following a robbery, kidnapping and car theft near a central Oregon campground.

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Police wounded an armed Idaho man who had eluded authorities since late last week following a robbery, kidnapping and car theft near a central Oregon campground.

James Patrick Powers, a 47-year-old Boise resident, was shot Saturday evening by an Oregon State Police trooper as he walked toward the city limits of the town of Oakridge.

He’s being treated in a Springfield area hospital.

After last Thursday’s robbery, authorities say Powers ditched a stolen vehicle after attempting to elude Oregon State Police troopers on Oregon’s Highway 58.

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Police said Powers was armed at the time of the incident at Cultus Lake Campground in Deschutes County.

He’s a registered sex offender, convicted in 1981 in California of rape.

Powers also has a felony warrant in Idaho for a probation violation.

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