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Suspect Chase Stretches From Jeremy Ranch To Henefer To Arrest In Wyoming

Summit County Sheriff's Office

A call about a suspicious vehicle in Jeremy Ranch developed into a major incident that involved a vehicle chase for 80 miles into Wyoming; a foot pursuit for another suspect in Henefer; and the involvement of several law-enforcement agencies.   

Summit County Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said that at about 1:45 early Monday morning, they got a call about a loud truck driving up and down Daybreaker Dr. in Jeremy Ranch.          

When a deputy attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle fled onto the dirt road Highway 65 north, away from Jeremy and toward the East Canyon Reservoir, into Morgan County and then back into Summit.

Lt. Wright said they notified deputies based in North Summit.   An officer deployed spikes and the vehicle was halted at a back yard in Henefer.

While the passenger fled on foot, the driver stole a pickup truck and an officer pursued him eastward on I-84 and I-80 at speeds of 80-90 MPH.      The pursuit was halted at the state border, but Wyoming officers detained him some 23 miles later on the Interstate.

Meanwhile, containment was set up in Henefer, drones with infared lights were used and the search was aided by Park City Police and the Utah Highway Patrol.     Ultimately, at about 4 a.m.,  a K-9 officer from Davis County found the male suspect hiding behind some trash cans at a residence.

Lt. Wright said the driver was identified as a 34-year-old Taylorsville man, and the passenger was a 31-year-old West Valley resident.   They told officers they worked construction but were out of a job and decided to travel up from the Valley and commit a robbery.

The Lieutenant said they stole a valuable mountain bike out of a garage in Jeremy Ranch, which was later recovered.

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