COVE, Cache County — A man has been arrested in connection to a stolen vehicle, police chase, and a crash that followed in Cache County, authorities said Saturday.
Deputies arrested Beau Nopens, 35, at 5:23 p.m. after he was reported as a suspicious person in Richmond, according to Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen.
Jensen said there was an outstanding warrant for Nopens’ arrest and sufficient evidence to arrest in conjunction with Saturday morning's pursuit.
Cache County Sheriff's Office documents show that Nopens was arrested on investigation of criminal trespass, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, two counts of theft, evading arrest, and failure to remain at the scene of an accident. Bail was set at $20,280.00.
Nopens allegedly stole a black, extended-cab pickup truck from the Cache County town of Wellsville about 5:30 a.m., and was located by deputies at the intersection of state Route 23 and state Route 30, according to a news release.
“A lengthy pursuit began,” the release says, “covering the entire north end of the county.” It ended when the man crashed the pickup near the town of Cove.
The man then fled the truck on foot and “attempted to gain entry into a home.” K-9 units responded and spotted the man, but during the pursuit one of the K-9s bit a deputy.
The bitten deputy was treated at a hospital and released.