Unified Police officials, UHP collaborate in search for suspect in Taylorsville

Unified Police officers and a Utah Highway Patrol helicopter searched for a wanted suspect on June 13, 2019. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCscanner

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, June 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Police officers pursued a wanted fugitive Thursday night, but the suspect was able to evade police.

The man, in a white Lexus, was first spotted at about 11:15 p.m., in the area of 5415 S. 4800 West, Detective Ken Hansen told Gephardt Daily.

Officers pursued the suspect, who has multiple felony warrants. The suspect was able to get away, and his vehicle was found, abandoned, shortly afterward.

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A containment was set up, and a Utah Highway Patrol helicopter joined in the search, but the suspect was not found.

The suspect, whose name is known to police, is also a suspect is recent armed robberies, Hansen said.

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