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Man with stolen shotgun leads deputies on chase, report states

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Apr. 14, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A man with a history of weapons charges and fleeing from police was arrested early Sunday in Davis County after deputies say he was caught with a stolen shotgun after more than doubling the speed limit.

Thomas Michael Rudolph, 28, of Ogden, was booked into the Davis County Jail about 7:45 a.m. for investigation of failing to stop for police, reckless driving, being a restricted person in possession of a weapon, theft of a firearm, not having a valid license, and driving with an obstructed view.

According to a Davis County Jail booking report, sheriff's deputies attempted to pull Rudolph over in West Point for having a shattered windshield that obstructed his view. Instead of pulling over, Rudolph sped down 300 North, reaching speeds of 90 mph in a 35 mph zone, the report 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. Mr. Rudolph was found to have a stolen shotgun out of Weber County in his possession, no valid driver’s license, and is a convicted felon," according to the report.

Rudolph's tires were spiked by Clearfield police at 300 North and State Street in Clearfield, according to Davis County law enforcement. By the end of the chase, his car was traveling only 10 mph. The car was later determined to be stolen out of Clearfield, deputies stated. A woman in the car with Rudolph was not arrested.

In 2016, Rudolph was convicted of fleeing from police and sentenced to up to five years in the Utah State Prison, according to court records. In 2014, he was convicted on an amended charge of attempted possession of weapon by a restricted person and sentenced to a year in prison, court records state.


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