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UHP trooper apprehends man on homicide warrant out of Montana

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Posted at 12:07 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 02:15:12-05

IRON COUNTY, Utah — A Utah Highway Patrol trooper apprehended a man wanted for homicide out of Montana Tuesday afternoon near Cedar City.

Around 4 p.m., multiple drivers on Interstate 15 reported a vehicle driving recklessly and aggressively — tailgating, speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.

A UHP trooper caught up to the vehicle, which he said was traveling at 98 miles per hour, between Cedar City and Parowan. He pulled the driver over, but as the suspect appeared to be complying, he suddenly got back on the freeway "as if he was going to run," a press release from UHP said. He ended up pulling over shortly thereafter without further incident.

When the trooper checked the driver's ID, he discovered the man had a full extraditable warrant for homicide out of Helena, Montana.

The driver, 37-year-old Troy Allen Mullin, was taken into custody. UHP also said there were empty and half-empty beer cans, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Mullin was booked into the Iron County Jail, where he will await extradition to Montana.

He is also considered a "sexually violent predator" on Montana's Sexual or Violent Offender Registration, according to the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office, for multiple prior convictions including the rape of two underage girls.

Information on the Montana homicide case he was wanted for was not immediately available.

UHP did not specify if he would face charges here in Utah for possible open container violations or other driving infractions.