Man charged in attempted Layton carjacking, police say

Posted at 4:02 PM, Feb 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-04 18:02:14-05

LAYTON — A botched carjacking in Layton led to the arrest of a Clearfield man Tuesday morning, police officials said.

At approximately 8 a.m. Kyle Douglas Booher, 29, jumped into the car of an 18-year-old woman, who was attempting to make a left turn from Oak Hill Drive onto U.S. Highway 89, a press release from Layton Police stated.

The victim told police she saw Booher approach on foot toward the passenger side of her vehicle. The Layton woman was unable to get her doors locked before Booher hopped inside.

The woman told police that the suspect grabbed her by the throat and pushed her head against the driver’s side window – after he calmed down he asked that she give him a ride.

The victim refused and ran away from her car.

Booher reportedly got into the driver’s seat and attempted to take her vehicle however, the woman told police it appeared the suspect could not figure out the manual transmission.

Booher started to follow the victim, the release stated.

A Layton man saw the incident, drove up to the woman and gave her a ride to a convenience store on Highway 89, according to the release.

Davis County Deputies in the area confronted Booher and had to reportedly force him to the ground before he was taken into custody.

It appeared Booher may have been under the influence of drugs. He reportedly refused to talk with investigators and was not compliant with officers while at Layton PD.

The victim was treated for minor injuries and reunited with her family.

Booher was booked into Davis County Jail on charges of robbery, a second-degree felony, aggravated assault, a third-degree felony and interfering with arrest, a Class B misdemeanor.