Suspect in Salt Lake City stabbing arrested in Oregon following chase

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Posted at 4:52 PM, Feb 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-04 20:00:02-05

PENDLETON, Oreg. — The suspect accused of stabbing a man in Salt Lake City earlier this week has been taken into custody in Oregon after a wild police pursuit.

Daniel Etherington, 46, was arrested by the Oregon State Police on Friday and booked into the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

Early Wednesday, Etherington allegedly attacked a woman at an apartment complex near 1450 South and West Temple. When the woman's boyfriend intervened to stop the attack, he was stabbed multiple times by Etherington.

Following the incident, Etherington refused to stop when approached by officers and fled the scene. Police warned that Etherington was considered armed and dangerous, and that he should not be approached due to safety reasons.

On Friday, Etherington led troopers on a pursuit after he was spotted on an Oregon highway. He began driving into oncoming traffic, hitting a police vehicle, before leaving Interstate 84 and heading through open fields.

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State trooper's vehicle after it was hit during pursuit of Salt Lake City suspect Daniel Etherington in Oregon.

Etherington was able to be apprehended after crashing into a ditch. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries before being released and transported to jail.

Along with the charges he faces in Utah, Etherington was arrested in Oregon on local charges of Felony Elude, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Criminal Mischief and Hit and Run.

Over the last two decades, Etherington had amassed an extensive criminal history across Salt Lake. He has previously faced multiple felonies including making terroristic threats, many cases of assault on others, including police officers.