Suspect who escaped from South Ogden police car surrenders

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A suspect who escaped from the back of a police cruiser on Monday is in custody after he surrendered to SWAT officers.

The Standard-Examiner reports ( ) that 28-year-old Joseph Chavez was arrested Wednesday after South Ogden Police found him inside a home.

Lt. Dwight Ruth says SWAT officers first attempted to get Chavez out using K-9 units and tear gas, but he still wouldn't leave. Officers entered the home and decided to check if Chavez was hiding in a crawlspace. Officers brought out a chain saw to begin cutting a hole in the floor and Chaves started screaming. He was pulled from the space and taken into custody.

Chaves escaped police custody Monday by rolling down the window of the cruiser and hopping out.


Information from: Standard-Examiner,

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast