Salt Lake City 7-Eleven clerk arrested after allegedly running over shoplifter with car

Ronald James Kirkham. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 23, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A Salt Lake City 7-Eleven clerk was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly ran over a shoplifter with his car.

A probable cause statement from the 3rd District Court of Salt Lake City said Ronald James Kirkham, 60, is facing charges of:

  • Aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony
  • Failure to remain at an accident involving serious bodily injury, a third-degree felony
  • Duty of operator after leaving scene, a class B misdemeanor

“A/P (accused person) an employee with 7-Eleven, attempted to stop a retail theft suspect that fled the store on foot,” the statement said. “A/P got into his personal vehicle, then followed the suspect and attempted to detain him for police.”

During this process, Kirkham struck the retail theft suspect with his vehicle, driving over his legs, and then proceeded to crash the vehicle into the neighboring home, causing severe structural damage, the statement said.

Kirkham then left the scene in his vehicle and called 911.

He was transported to Salt Lake County Jail, where he is being held without bail.


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