Layton man demanded ride, pushed driver out of car to steal it, charges say

A Layton man was charged Tuesday with trying to steal a car from a driver who refused to give him a ride in Ogden.

A Layton man was charged Tuesday with trying to steal a car from a driver who refused to give him a ride in Ogden. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

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OGDEN — A Layton man is in jail after he allegedly tried to steal someone's car in Ogden after the driver refused to give him a ride.

Devin Davis, 31, was charged Tuesday with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, plus assault, interfering with an arresting officer and marijuana possession, class B misdemeanors. He was booked into the Weber County Jail on Monday.

Around 7:15 a.m. Monday, Ogden police received a report of a fight and were sent to the area near Lantern House, 269 W. 33rd Street. Police later arrested Davis, who was sitting in the driver's seat of another man's car when Davis was physically removed from the car, according to a police booking affidavit.

Police say Davis approached a Chrysler convertible and got in through the passenger door while the driver was inside and "started demanding the victim to take him to Salt Lake City," the affidavit says.

The driver refused and asked the man to get out of his car. Davis attacked the driver and physically removed him from the car, according to the affidavit. He allegedly held down the driver before getting into the car on the driver's side in what police say was an attempt to steal it. However, the driver had the key in his pocket.

Officers arrested Davis and reported finding marijuana in a search of a backpack he was wearing.

Davis was being held in jail without bail.

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Jacob Scholl joined as a reporter in 2021. He covers northern Utah communities, federal courts and technology.


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