Ogden parolee arrested in Davis County for fleeing, possession of stolen shotgun

Thomas Michael Rudolph. Photo: Davis County

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah, April 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — An Ogden man who was already on parole for a weapons violation has been booked into Davis County Jail on multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop Sunday morning.

Thomas Michael Rudolph, 28, faces charges of:

  • Failure to respond to officer’s signal to stop, a third-degree felony
  • Reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony
  • Theft of a firearm or operable vehicle, a second-degree felony

Rudolph also was cited for having no valid driver’s license and driving with an obstructed windshield.

According to a probable cause statement filed in 2nd District Court in Farmington, a Davis County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop Rudolph’s vehicle for having a shattered windshield that obstructed the driver’s view.

Rudolph fled at speeds reaching 90 mph in a 35 mph zone, driving into oncoming traffic and running red lights, the charging document states.

“Spikes were deployed and Mr. Rudolph’s vehicle was struck by several police vehicles before coming to a stop and being taken into custody,” according to the statement.

Rudolph, a previously convicted felon, had a shotgun in his possession, which officials say was stolen out of Weber County.

No further information was available Sunday night.


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