Suspect in jail for threatening man with knife is also person of interest in Ogden shooting, police say

Photo: Weber County Sheriff's Office

OGDEN, Utah, Jan. 21, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was booked into Weber County Jail on several charges and multiple warrants early Saturday, after threatening another man with a knife and then trying to evade arrest.

According to a news release from Ogden Police Department, officers were dispatched to a weapons disturbance at a home in the 2300 block of Polk Avenue at about 5:36 a.m.

Police say the suspect, Zachery Kendall, 34, was at the residence threatening another man with a knife. Kendall is also a person of interest in a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the 100 block of West Ray Street, according to the release.

As officers responded to the area, they saw Kendall leaving in a silver Scion. When they attempted to make a traffic stop on Kendall, he fled, leading police on a low-speed chase — reaching 35 mph — along the snowy streets.

Police deployed spike strips, which brought the pursuit to an end around 25th Street and Tyler Avenue. The release states that officers had to break the driver’s side window of the Scion to get Kendall out of the car, and that he fought with officers and resisted arrest until a Taser was used to bring him under control.

Kendall was transported and booked into Weber County Jail, where he faces charges of aggravated assault, evading, and resisting arrest, as well as several outstanding warrants.

No one was injured during the incident, and the vehicle Kendall was driving was the only thing damaged.

The Ogden City Police Department Major Crimes Division is investigating this case and the additional aggravated assault in which Kendall is a person of interest.


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