HIDEOUT, Utah. — Summit County Sheriff’s deputies attempting to serve a felony warrant for auto theft resulted in a high-speed car chase on S.R. 248 and a crash Thursday evening. Utah Highway Patrol officer Nick Street said his agency was requested to assist Summit County Sheriff’s Department deputies in apprehending a fleeing vehicle. Troopers deployed spikes, which unfurl across the roadway and decimate tires, to apprehend the car, which crashed into another car as it came to a stop.
Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said the drama began when the suspect’s boss called the Sheriff’s office to alert deputies that the man would be coming to his place of employment to pick up a paycheck. Deputies were waiting at that workplace to serve the warrant when the man arrived, and he apparently saw them and fled in a car that was stolen, though not the stolen car the warrant pertained to.
The man drove through Kamas Valley and toward Park City at speeds over 100 mph. After Highway Patrol troopers ‘spiked’ his car, the man drove into an empty parked car at the Jordanelle Outlook, then fled on foot, Wright said. Deputies caught up with him in Hideout and arrested Jarred Pacheco, 36, of East Carbon. He was booked and charged with felony evading, failure to stop at command, possession of stolen vehicle, reckless driving, stolen plates, and paraphernalia.