Ogden parolee arrested in Davis County for fleeing, possession of stolen shotgun

Thomas Michael Rudolph. Photo: Davis County

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah, April 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — An Ogden man who was already on parole for a weapons violation has been booked into Davis County Jail on multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop Sunday morning.

Thomas Michael Rudolph, 28, faces charges of:

  • Failure to respond to officer’s signal to stop, a third-degree felony
  • Reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony
  • Theft of a firearm or operable vehicle, a second-degree felony

Rudolph also was cited for having no valid driver’s license and driving with an obstructed windshield.

According to a probable cause statement filed in 2nd District Court in Farmington, a Davis County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop Rudolph’s vehicle for having a shattered windshield that obstructed the driver’s view.

Rudolph fled at speeds reaching 90 mph in a 35 mph zone, driving into oncoming traffic and running red lights, the charging document states.

“Spikes were deployed and Mr. Rudolph’s vehicle was struck by several police vehicles before coming to a stop and being taken into custody,” according to the statement.

Rudolph, a previously convicted felon, had a shotgun in his possession, which officials say was stolen out of Weber County.

No further information was available Sunday night.


  1. First off, Thomas WAS NOT on parole for a weapons violation. He had been released from the Utah State Prison 9 years early and TERMINATED!
    And as far as the stolen shotgun, how in the heck does ANYONE know it was stolen out.of Weber County when my son lives in Davis County??? So folks,.let’s get the story correct and find out the facts, the truth before going ahead and writing a bunch of lies in regard to my son Thomas Michael Rudolph. Thank you, His Mother.


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