Utah police: Wanted fugitive rams 2 police cars, leads officers on chase

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MIDVALE — A wanted fugitive tried to avoid being captured by ramming two police vehicles and leading officers on a chase, police reported Wednesday morning.

Boris Moiseyeb, 40, was eventually arrested by Unified police and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of two counts of aggravated assault, drug distribution, failing to stop for police, leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a denied license, transaction of a firearm by a restricted person, and tampering with evidence.

Unified police received information Tuesday night that Moiseyeb, who had two outstanding no bail warrants out for his arrest, was at the Chelsea Park Apartments, 7385 S. Catalpa St. (450 West), said Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray. When officers arrived about 11:30 p.m., they spotted Moiseyeb in the parking lot.

"As I pulled into the parking lot, Boris aimed his vehicle at me and drove, head-on into my vehicle," the arresting officer wrote in a Salt Lake County report. "He rammed another officer who was behind me, pulling into the parking lot."

Gray said one of the patrol cars had to be towed from the scene. Neither officer was injured.

During the ensuing chase, "Boris ran me off the road by driving head-on at me at approximately 300 West 6800 South. Boris ran several red lights and drove with extremely willful and wanton disregard for others' lives," according to the report.

The chase ended in a parking lot in Murray when an officer was able to pin Moiseyeb's vehicle, Gray said.

"The suspect tried exiting his vehicle, and threw a loaded 1911 handgun out the door, into a field in order to tamper or conceal evidence," the report states.

Moiseyeb's extensive criminal history includes being charged in March with failing to stop at the command of a law enforcer and reckless driving, being convicted in 2014 of drug possession and sentenced to up to five years in prison, and another case in 2014 in which he was convicted of attempted assault on a police officer, according to court records.


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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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