Man found in trunk of own car after Sanpete County chase

Posted at 1:06 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 18:27:05-04

SANPETE COUNTY, Utah - Authorities have arrested a man they found hiding in the trunk of his own car after a chase through Sanpete County.

Deputies said the incident started when they were called about gunshots at the Moroni Processing Plant in Wales, Utah, back on Aug. 31.

There a security guard said he fired at a suspect, Oscar Garcia, he accused of trying to run him over.

The guard said security was familiar with Garcia and he was not welcome on the property.

Deputies later found Garcia in Fairview and tried to pull him over.

They said he wouldn't stop so they followed but ended the chase when it became too dangerous.

Authorities later discovered Garcia's car between Mt. Pleasant and Moroni and found him hiding in the trunk.

Garcia is now facing charges including felony evading and aggravated assault.