WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah, Feb. 10, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A 46-year-old Washington County man was arrested Tuesday and is facing several charges in connection with two incidents that occurred Monday night and Tuesday afternoon.
Craig Devon Alldredge has been booked into jail on the following charges:
- Failure to stop or respond at command of police, a third-degree felony
- Violation of a protective order, a class A misdemeanor
- Reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor
- Interference with arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor
According to a probable cause statement filed in 5th District Court in St. George, Washington County, just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, an officer was dispatched to a home in St. George to make contact with the victim of a domestic violence incident that occurred the night before.
A probable cause affidavit from that incident states Alldredge was arrested Monday night on multiple misdemeanor charges of threats of violence after he allegedly threatened to shoot several people at the residence.
His wife told officers at that time that Alldredge had recently left an alcohol detox program, and that doctors had prescribed medication for Alldredge upon his departure from the program, but she had contacted the doctor earlier in the day to say the medication wasn’t working.
“It was reported that Craig’s doctor prescribed him a different medication which Craig proceeded to take with an unknown amount of whiskey,” the affidavit states.
The statement regarding Tuesday’s incident says Alldredge on Monday “had been arrested and booked into jail for numerous charges including domestic violence threats of violence, assault of a health care worker, intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. At that time of that arrest, he made specific threats to kill officers on scene, as well as his wife and his neighbor by shooting them with a gun once he was released from jail.”
On Tuesday, the officer told the victim and Alldredge’s wife that Alldredge was released from jail on his own recognizance without having to post any bail, according to the statement.
Alldredge had signed a no-contact order at the jail, promising that he would not contact the victim in any way or return to the residence.
The officer told Alldredge’s wife and her brother, K.J., who was at the house with her, to call 911 if Alldredge came to the house, the affidavit says.
At 11:09 a.m. Tuesday, police dispatch received a 911 call from K.J. saying that he was at the house with the victim and that Craig Alldredge has just arrived at the house, and was trying to get into the house.
“K.J. had locked the doors, and when Craig could not get in, he got into his Dodge truck and left the house,” according to the affidavit.
The arresting officer arrived at Little Valley Road and 3770 South just as Alldredge pulled onto Little Valley Road and drove southbound. The officer activated his lights to signal Alldredge to stop, but Alldredge continued on for another quarter-mile before pulling to the side of the road and stopping, the probable cause statement says.
The officer approached the truck and yelled at Alldredge, calling him by name, and ordering him to show his hands while telling him that he was under arrest.
Alldredge refused several orders to show his hands, and started yelling at the officer, saying, “Shoot me, just shoot me!”
As the officer retreated to his patrol car, Alldredge accelerated away from the stop westbound on Commerce Drive, deliberately trying to evade the officer in his truck.
The officer pursued Alldredge with his lights activated, and Alldredge turned into a dirt pit and drove off road through a construction site and onto Quarry Ridge Road.
As Alldredge accelerated, the officer clocked him reaching nearly 70 mph in a residential 25 mph zone.
The officer terminated the pursuit because of the hazards involved and immediately started driving back to the victim’s residence.
“Craig returned to his residence just before (the officer) arrived back there, and parked his truck behind the house and then ran to the back door with a large rock in his hand,” the statement says.
“K.J. yelled at Craig, telling him that he could not be there and that the police were out front, and he then ran into the backyard area and barricaded inside of a large metal railway container. He remained inside for several hours before surrendering and being taken into custody by the St George Police SWAT team,” the officer stated.
Alldredge was booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility without bail.