Man hit with litany of felony charges |

Man hit with litany of felony charges

A Tooele County man is accused of using a stolen pickup truck in an attempt to kill a police officer in the Park City area on July 3.

Marty Lee Giles, 45, is charged with attempted second-degree murder for running down a Unified police officer from Salt Lake County, Summit County Attorney David Brickey said in a telephone interview.

The officer was on foot, attempting to apprehend the man in a stolen vehicle, when he was struck in Summit Park, the authorities said.

The injured officer has since been released from the hospital.

A hearing in 3rd District Court is scheduled Monday for Giles, who is facing a litany of felony charges in connection with the incident. Giles is charged with failure to stop at the command of a police officer, two counts of theft by receiving stolen property and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, which are all second-degree felonies.

Giles is also charged with possession of a stolen credit card and possession of methamphetamine, which are third-degree felonies. Giles is facing a class A misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Meanwhile, Giles was convicted about eight years ago for attempting to run over a police officer in Salt Lake County, Brickey said.

"Back in 2002, [Giles] was charged with attempted criminal homicide when he drove his truck directly at a peace officer who was attempting to stop him," Brickey said.

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