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Police: Woman threatens brother with gun, leads officers on 'reckless' chase in Utah Co.

Mug Shot: Katherine Elaine Parker
Posted at 10:01 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 12:01:06-04

UTAH COUNTY, Utah — A Saratoga Springs woman is accused of threatening her brother with a gun and leading officers on a "reckless" chase in Utah County on Friday.

Katherine Elaine Parker, 42, of Saratoga Springs, faces felony charges of aggravated assault and failure to respond to officer's signal to stop, and a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving in connection with the incident.

According to a probable cause statement, Parker is accused of pointing a gun at her brother and saying "I'm going to shoot you!" before fleeing from a residence in a red minivan.

Police attempted initiated a traffic stop on the minivan, but Parker "failed to stop and drove recklessly trying to evade officers. [Parker] ran red lights, exceeded the speed limit and performed other reckless acts while trying to evade officers," the probable cause statement said.

Police used tire spikes to stop the vehicle. After they took Parker into custody, officers said they obtained a search warrant for the minivan and found a handgun.

The probable cause statement says Parker has an extensive assault history with the victim and had "pending actions" with the Division of Child and Family Services.

"[Parker] is a danger to the victim as she has assaulted him previously and during the course of this event threatened him and seemed willing to act on the threats," the probable cause statement said.