Man arrested in Weber County after nearly running over 2 deputies

Robert Carter. Photos: Weber County

HOOPER, Utah, March 23, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Two Weber County deputies were lucky to escape without injury after a man about to be cited put his car in reverse, and slammed on the gas, forcing the deputies to jump out of his path.

“A routine traffic stop nearly turned tragic earlier this morning in Hooper,” says a statement released by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.

“Around 10 a.m., a deputy made a traffic stop on an older Honda Civic for having no insurance near 5100 W. 5400 S. The vehicle had stopped in the driveway of a home and when the Deputy advised the driver he was getting a citation, the man put the car in reverse.

“The Deputy and a back-up Deputy both jumped out of the way after nearly getting hit. The car then hit the front end of a Sheriff’s truck and sped off.”

Deputies found the car a short distance away in a residential area.

“The driver drove into a backyard near 5650 S. 4525 W. and fled on foot,” the WCSO statement says. “With the assistance of Roy PD, Riverdale PD, UHP and a Davis County K-9 Deputy, a perimeter was set up in the area. A local area elementary school was also placed on lockout during the incident.”

A homeowner informed deputies to a possible hiding place.

“A resident alerted deputies that the man may be hiding under his barbecue grill cover in his backyard. Deputies and officers, along with Davis County K-9 Rino, began a search of the yard. The man was spotted under the cover and after multiple commands were given to show his hands, the man would not. The dog was released and the man was taken into custody.”

The man was 63-year-old Robert Carter, from North Dakota. He was transported to a local hospital for bite wounds sustained from the K-9.

“Deputies also located suspected narcotics on Robert at the Hospital,” the statement says. “Robert was eventually booked into the Weber County Jail on felony charges of assault against a police officer, evading and numerous misdemeanor charges related to the drug and traffic offenses.”




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