Police: Fleeing parole fugitive crashes into Taylorsville condo

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (News4Utah) – A patrol fugitive was arrested after a brief chase ended Taylorsville Thursday night.

While out on patrol, a Unified Police Department officer spotted a vehicle that fled from West Valley City police last week.

The officer confirmed the person driving was a wanted fugitive from Adult Probation and Parole who had outstanding warrants. Officers began surveillance on the suspect, identified as Charles Williams.

In unmarked vehicles, officers began following Williams who was accompanied by a female passenger. Eventually spikes were deployed and two of the tires were deflated.

The suspect began driving recklessly, lost control of the vehicle and eventually crashed into the Meadowbrook Condominiums along Atherton Drive.

Police say Williams took off running and tried to hide underneath a car. Officers set up a containment area and he was taken into custody without further incident not long after.

He and the female passenger were taken to the hospital in good condition.

Lt. Bill Robertson with Unified police says Williams has a history of “aggravated incidents” and they considered him armed and dangerous.

“Somebody that we needed to get off the street. It’s good to get a fugitive off the street,” said Robertson.

Williams will be booked into jail on charges from last week and additional charges for Thursday night.

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