Police: Suspect turns self in after fleeing site of South Salt Lake SWAT response

James McCormick. Photo: Salt Lake County

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah, Jan. 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) —  A suspect who fled a SWAT team response to a South Salt Lake residence on Wednesday has turned himself in.

James Doyle Emerson McCormick, 52, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail after surrendering to Murray police at about at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a statement from the South Salt Lake Police Department says.

McCormick was the same suspect who prompted a SWAT call at 61 E. Cordelia Ave. on Wednesday, the statement says. The call was related to reported domestic abuse.

“James McCormick was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for Aggravated Domestic Violence,” the SSLPD statement says.

A probable cause statement resulting from a search warrant says that McCormick also has been charged with two counts of purchase/transport/possession/use of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; and with possession of drug paraphernalia (several pipes), a class B misdemeanor.

Court documents indicate McCormick currently is being held in lieu of $11,180 bail. A note says an increase in bail may be warranted.

McCormick’s criminal history includes a conviction on a bank robbery in 1999. He had was scheduled to be in court on Jan. 23 to be tried on drug- and weapons-related charges brought a year ago.

In 1999, McCormick was charged in federal court with bank robbery, and was sentenced to five years in prison.


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