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Man arrested after stealing Draper Police car, fleeing from officers

Posted at 7:04 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 14:08:07-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY -- A man was arrested after stealing a police car and leading officers on a chase Friday morning.

A booking photo of Cody Kent Barlow

Draper Police said the incident began around 12:30 a.m. when they were assisting Cottonwood Heights Police in tracking down a motorcyclist who had fled from officers.

Officers located the man, and said as they tried to make contact with him he stole a police vehicle and took off.

A chase proceeded along 700 East in Draper and ended in Midvale when officers managed to spike the vehicle's tires.

The man eventually crashed the patrol vehicle into some mailboxes.

The man was not injured. He was booked into jail for the incident, and police identified him as 23-year-old Kent Cody Barlow.

Barlow faces charges for the chase, the stolen vehicles, reckless endangerment and drug possession.