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Sam Penrod ReportingJake Nielsen, Witness: "I looked up and all of a sudden i see these cop cars just flying down the road."

A wanted prison inmate is captured in a high speed chase and in very dramatic fashion. The suspect walked away from a prison work project in Delta this afternoon and stole a Millard County truck. But the man's attempt at freedom was short lived.

The suspect was arrested in Pleasant Grove and was very combative with police, so much so they had to use a Taser gun to subdue him. But his attempt to escape doesn't make a lot of sense, he was supposed to be paroled in just four months.

32-year old Donald Jaworowicz was working on an inmate work crew at the Delta golf course this afternoon, when prison officials say he stole a county truck and drove away. Police were on the lookout for the truck and spotted the suspect in Provo. They began following him and eventually gave chase after the suspect got on the freeway. He got off in Pleasant Grove where police were able to arrest him.

Jake Nielsen, Witness: "They pulled this guy out of his car, like with their guns on him and stuff and carried him away in an ambulance. It was pretty exciting."

Natalie Hair, Witness: "It was pretty shocking. I just looked out and all these cops and ambulances were swarming into this guy and the truck was all smoky and stuff. It was pretty scary."

It turns out the suspect was serving time in prison from an armed standoff in Springville back on Thanksgiving night 2003. Armed with a gun he held himself hostage inside of the McDonalds for eight hours before he surrendered to police and was sent to prison.

But now with this escape attempt, instead of spending just four more months in prison, he faces up to five more years.

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