Fugitive caught following chase in SL County

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SALT LAKE COUNTY -- A dangerous fugitive on the run from authorities was arrested Tuesday morning after a chase through Salt Lake County.

When 34-year-old Brock Case was taken to the Salt Lake County Jail on state charges, his bail was set at $10,000. The arresting agency felt that would be enough to hold him, but it wasn't, and he bailed out.

Two weeks after his arrest, Case was back on the street committing the same crimes. The question is, why was he allowed to get out?

"It was someone we considered armed and dangerous." Sgt. Lex Bell

Lt. Don Hutson, with the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, said, "I think this was a situation where there was just some paperwork coming together, and some notifications occurring between federal agencies and local agencies."

Case was arrested on Oct. 16 when a search warrant served by the Salt Lake County SWAT team turned up tens of thousands of dollars of stolen cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Authorities also recovered a handgun and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition from his truck. He was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail, only to be released two days later.

"Apparently, a bail bond company felt comfortable with posting this bond. And so he bailed out two days after he was arrested, before a federal hold could be placed on him where he wouldn't be eligible to be bailed out," Hutson said.

Federal authorities eventually put a hold on his case, and for nearly two weeks, U.S. Marshals have been looking for him.

Tuesday morning he was spotted by a Metro Gang Unit detective in the north Millcreek area around 2:45. The detective attempted to pull him over, but he fled.

The detective didn't actively pursue him at the time but kept him in sight. Police then intercepted him near 3300 South and 2000 East and began a pursuit. A Taylorsville police officer used spikes on the tires of Case's truck near 4800 South and 500 West.

"The deflating mechanism worked perfectly. He was able to travel at a high rate clear to Redwood Road. By then his tires had gone flat enough that he wasn't able to make a right-hand turn. And at that point he bailed out on foot, and we were able to chase him down without incident or injury and arrest him. He gave up once we got him cornered," Sgt. Lex Bell of the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities considered Case armed and dangerous. They say he is a ranking member of the Silent Aryan Warriors, a white supremacist gang that originated out of the Utah State Prison. They say they're happy he is once again behind bars.

Case is now being held on a federal warrant, along with a long list of charges related to his case a few weeks ago and the new charges from Tuesday.


Story compiled with information from Shara Park and Randall Jeppesen.

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