Unified police searching for armed, dangerous man after chase, tire spiking

James Andrew Carter. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, June 6, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Police Department officials are searching for a man who they say should be considered armed and dangerous following a chase that ended in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Officials are searching for James Andrew Carter, 45, Unified PD Sgt. Melody Gray told Gephardt Daily. Gray said Carter has a violent history and is usually armed.

The chase went from Taylorsville to West Valley City, officials said. In West Valley City, police spiked the vehicle’s tires to disable the vehicle and both occupants fled. Police apprehended the woman, Jaclyn Kay Allred, 33.

The probable cause statement from the Third District Court of Salt Lake County said Allred is facing charges of receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, a second-degree felony, failure to stop or respond at the command of a police officer, a third-degree felony and possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.

The probable cause statement said an officer located the occupied stolen vehicle, and could see a female, later identified as Allred, driving the vehicle, and a male passenger, thought to be Carter. The officer followed the vehicle while he was waiting for backing officers.

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“Once officers got to his location a traffic stop was attempted and the vehicle immediately fled,” the statement said. “A short pursuit was initiated until the driver crossed into oncoming lanes. The vehicle was spiked and it was observed going into a neighborhood.”

Allred was observed running from the vehicle and was apprehended trying to hide a few houses away, the statement said.

Field-tested positive methamphetamine was located in the vehicle.

After being read her Miranda rights, Allred admitted to driving the vehicle and knowing police were trying to conduct a traffic stop.

“Jaclyn stated she thought police wouldn’t chase her if she went into oncoming lanes,” the statement said. “Jaclyn admitted to the methamphetamine located in the vehicle as being hers.”

Allred was transported to Salt Lake County Jail with her bail set at $10,000.


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