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Police K-9 takes down man after chase through West Valley City

Posted at 4:27 AM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 07:59:55-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - A man is in custody after a police chase through West Valley City overnight.

Authorities said the chase started near 3500 S. and 4400 W. where they found a man in a stolen car.

Officers said they saw Jason Hinkson jump into the car and take off. 

Police chased Hinkson and set up spike strips, deflating two of his tires.

Officers said they used a PIT maneuver to stop the car, ending chase near 3100 S. and 5600 W.

Police said Hinkson got out of the car and ran.

A police K-9 chased down Hinkson and bit him on the leg.

"During a search of the vehicle we found a large amount of drugs, we believe heroin, a loaded firearm and a vast amount of drug paraphernalia," West Valley City Police Sgt. Sean McCarthy said.

Police said Hinkson has previous felony convictions.

Hickson went to the hospital for the K-9 bite before he was booked into jail.

Police said Hinkson will likely face charges for the stolen car, running from police and gun possession.