Robbery suspect in custody after chase

Posted at 4:21 PM, Feb 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-05 22:32:35-05

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - A man is in custody after a high-speed chase that ended in Taylorsville on Tuesday.

Police say the suspect, identified as 39-year-old James T. Carey, was wanted in a Monday afternoon robbery at the Chase Bank near 1300 East and 3100 South in Millcreek.

Police say they received a tip that Carey was staying in a Murray hotel. They spotted him leaving that hotel and, knowing that he was possibly armed, they decided not to confront him because of possible danger to civilians.

Officers from the Unified and Murray Police Departments began following his vehicle in their patrol cars. They tried a traffic stop near 5900 South State Street in Murray, but Carey refused to stop.

Speeds in the chase reached 80 miles per hour as Carey led officers to 5900 South and 900 East, then north to 4500 South and the Van Winkle Expressway, west to 4500 South and State Street, then to Intermountain Medical Center, south to 5600 South then west onto Redwood Road.

The crash ended when an officer was able to set out spike strips near Redwood Road and 5600 South that burst one of the suspect vehicle's tires then another officer executed a PIT maneuver.

A person in the vehicle got out and began to run, and police still haven't identified or located that person.

Police say Carey resisted and they had to use a stun gun to take him into custody. A K9 officer also bit him in the struggle. He was arrested and taken to Intermountain Medical Center.

No one else was injured in the crash.

Carey is reportedly a wanted felon accused of robbing another bank.