Suspect who escaped from South Ogden police car surrenders



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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 (http://bit.ly/1QhdnHX ) 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.

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