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Man who police say ‘can't stay out of trouble’ arrested again

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - May 22, 2020 at 11:16 a.m.



TREMONTON — A man who police say has “racked up multiple felony charges in multiple jurisdictions in the last month” has been arrested again, according to a police affidavit.

Davis Brandon Johnson-Petersen, 19, was taken into custody Thursday by Tremonton police for investigation of rape and forcible sodomy for an incident that allegedly happened on May 1.

“Davis cannot stay out of trouble,” police noted in their affidavit.

For his latest arrest, Johnson-Petersen is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl, according to the affidavit.

The arrest marked the latest in a string of recent run-ins with the law.

On April 27, Johnson-Petersen crashed his vehicle on an off-ramp off I-15 in Ogden while driving intoxicated, according to a police affidavit.

“Upon my arrival I found the vehicle on its roof and there was a male trapped under the vehicle,” the affidavit states. “Witness that had stopped to assist stated that the vehicle was going in excess of 100 mph on I-15 before crashing.”

The vehicle turned out to be stolen, according to the affidavit. Johnson-Petersen was arrested for investigation of receiving a stolen vehicle, failing to stop for police, DUI, reckless driving and three other counts.

Prior to the crash, deputies in Rich Country say Johnson-Petersen broke into a service station off state Route 30, stole some cigarettes and jar collecting donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and then drove into Idaho where another gas station was robbed, according to a police affidavit.

“I was informed that the car had been reported stolen from Tremonton and had been located at a crash in Weber County by Utah Highway Patrol,” a police affidavit in that case states.

After being released from the Weber County Jail, he was picked up and booked into the Rich County Jail. Johnson-Petersen was charged in Rich County’s 1st District Court on April 30 with burglary, a third-degree felony; criminal mischief and theft, both class B misdemeanors.

He also has a $100,000 warrant out of Bear Lake County, Idaho, for burglary, a police affidavit states.

Pat Reavy

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