Suspect arrested in Jeremy Ranch after running over officer |

Suspect arrested in Jeremy Ranch after running over officer

Early Saturday morning, a Unified Police Department officer was injured while attempting to apprehend a 45 year old man driving a stolen vehicle eastbound on Interstate 80. The suspect was later captured by Utah Highway Patrol and Summit County Deputies in the Jeremy Ranch area. According to a press release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle was stolen from a ser5vice station in Salt Lake County at 6200 South and 4800 West. Using Onstar, police traced the vehicle to Summit County. A UPD officer spotted it parked on the east side of the Sinclair gas station on Parley’s Summit. As the officer approached, he was struck by the vehicle and the suspect fled back onto the freeway. Officers intercepted the stolen vehicle at the Jeremy Ranch Store where the suspect attempted to flee on foot before he was taken into custody. According to the press release, Marty Lee Giles of Stansbury Park in Tooele was booked into the Summit County Jail and has been charged with attempted homicide of a peace officer, among other violations. According to Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds "This was a malicious act, which could have easily resulted in the death of a peace officer. Although the investigation is ongoing, it is clear the suspect intentionally attempted to kill the officer." The injured officer, a 15 year veteran with the Unified Police Department, was transported to a Wasatch Front Hospital with injuries to his legs. —-Nan Chalat-Noaker/Record editor

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