WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman is in custody and her male passenger is being sought by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office following a high-speed pursuit Saturday.
A deputy tried to initiate a traffic stop on a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero on State Route 18 near the town of Central, a sheriff’s office news release says.
The vehicle’s occupants were wanted in connection to active criminal investigations and no-bail warrants from the Fifth District Court in St. George, according to the news release.
At first, the Alero pulled over for the deputy, but then fled southbound, with deputies in pursuit.
Near the town of Central, spikes were deployed and at least two of the Alero’s tires were deflated as it continued heading south at speeds up to 70 miles an hour.
Near the town of Diamond Valley, the Alero was involved in a single-vehicle collision and caught fire.
The male passenger fled from the vehicle, and deputies, along with K-9 units, local police departments and the Utah Highway Patrol helicopter, were searching for him Saturday night.
The news release identifies him as 35-year-old Adam Brett Wallin.
The driver, 22-year-old Bailey Boshay Gillies, was arrested and taken for medical evaluation. Charges are pending as the investigation is still ongoing.
“As a precaution, a reverse 911 message was sent out to the residents of Diamond Valley, alerting them to the ongoing search for the outstanding suspect,” the news release says.
Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information is made available.