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Lewiston man decides sliding down 60 foot cliff is better than being arrested

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Tafoya was found conscious and severely injured at the bottom of the cliff behind Kmart. Tafoya was found conscious and severely injured at the bottom of the cliff behind Kmart.
LEWISTON, Idaho -

A Lewiston man was seriously injured when he went to drastic measures to avoid being arrested on an active warrant. 

Sunday night, officers were notified that 25-year-old Jordan Tafoya was inside Ernies Steakhouse. Tafoya had an active misdemeanor warrant and once he saw police show up to the restaurant, he took off on foot. Officers gave chase as Tafoya jumped a fence and quickly found himself at the edge of a 60 foot cliff. 

Officers say Tafoya sat briefly on the edge of the cliff before sliding down the cliff to avoid pursuing officers. 

Tafoya was found conscious and severely injured at the bottom of the cliff behind Kmart. Medics and firefighters showed up and took him to the hospital for treatment. Police say the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. 

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