W. Jordan man eludes police in high-speed chase, but doesn’t escape arrest

A suspect who led police on a high-speed chase in West Jordan was arrested after police terminated the pursuit for safety reasons and went to the man's house to wait for him to come home, Saturday night, July 14, 2018. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

WEST JORDAN, Utah, July 14, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A man who thought he was home safe after leading police on a high-speed chase Saturday night was taken into custody just a short while later, at his home.

West Jordan Police Sgt. J.C. Holt told Gephardt Daily that officers were attempting a traffic stop on the man, who was riding a motorcycle, in the area of 7000 South and Redwood Road.

The man took off at high speed, and officers pursued for a distance, but decided to terminate the pursuit in the interest of safety.

“The officers had a good idea of who he was, though,” Holt said, and they knew he lived near 7400 South and 2700 West.

“So they parked near his house and just watched. About 45 minutes later, they saw him jump the fence and go into his house.”

The man was quickly taken into custody and is being booked into jail.

Holt said the motorcycle, which was stolen, was found “wrecked” on the side of the road, but it wasn’t known if the bike was damaged when it was ditched or if the suspect ditched it after somehow wrecking it.

The name of the suspect was not made available Saturday night.



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