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Man suspected of 12 hour crime spree arrested after crash

Accused of taking woman against her will in Sandy
Posted at 7:57 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 13:25:20-05

SANDY, Utah — Police arrested a man they say went on a crime spree lasting nearly 12 hours.

It began around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon when police say Floyd Mares offered a female acquaintance a ride near 8400 South Sandy Parkway.

At one point the woman either attempted to leave or asked Mares to let her out and he allegedly refused, according to detectives.

They say he then drove her around for hours before she finally got away in Magna early Tuesday morning.

She called Sandy police to report the incident but by the time officers arrived, Mares had returned and that’s when things escalated dramatically.

“They were there, I’m sure they weren’t expecting him to show up but they were watching for him," Sgt. Jason Nielsen with the Sandy Police Department said. "We did try to stop him at that time and he ended up hitting one of our police cars. At that point he fled and a pursuit ensued with multiple agencies being involved."

The pursuit started in Magna where speeds topped 100 miles an hour. It ended just before 2 a.m. with the suspect crashing a stolen vehicle into the fence of a Salt Lake City home near Indiana Avenue and Redwood Road.

Mares was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries and then booked into jail on suspicion of kidnapping and aggravated assault on a police officer.

Mares already had an outstanding parole violation warrant for his arrest.

The woman was not injured.