Utah County Jail inmate escapes after cutting off GPS ankle monitor

Boyd Paul Anderson. Photo Courtesy: Utah County Jail

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, Dec. 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — An inmate serving time in Utah County Jail in the GPS monitoring program escaped Wednesday morning after he cut off his ankle monitor.

Boyd Paul Anderson, 49, who has been booked into the Utah County Jail 37 different times beginning in 1997, escaped custody Wednesday at 4:45 a.m. by cutting off the ankle monitor he was required by the court to wear.

Anderson, of Provo, entered the GPS monitoring program on Oct. 7, after he was sentenced in 4th District Court on charges of felony DUI and drug distribution, said a news release from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

“Anderson may be driving a blue 2009 Chevrolet pickup with an 8-inch lift installed,” the news release said. “He acquired the pickup a few days ago from an auto dealership in Provo. The pickup is not registered and he had not completed the purchase process with the dealership.”

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Anderson has an extensive criminal history in Utah including at least nine convictions for DUI and convictions for theft, burglary, prescription fraud, impersonating an officer, drug possession and distribution, domestic violence and numerous traffic violations. Anderson has been living in Provo and has associations in all of Utah County, the news release said.

“While we do not have specific information that Anderson is a danger to the public, when a prisoner escapes they may be a danger to the public through their efforts to avoid apprehension,” the news release said.

Anderson is described as 6 feet 2 inches tall and 190 pounds with blue eyes; he is currently bald.

Anyone who sees him should exercise caution and contact Central Utah 911 at 801-794-3970.

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