Jorge Ceja-Gonzalez

Jorge Ceja-Gonzalez

An Ogden man who came racing into Cache Valley in a stolen vehicle two weeks ago pleaded guilty in 1st District Court on Monday to theft by receiving stolen property and felony evading, both third-degree felony offenses.

According to Cache County prosecutor Spencer Walsh, Jorge Ceja-Gonzalez entered into a plea deal that included an agreement that Box Elder County will not pursue evasion charges.

According to police, Jorge Ceja-Gonzalez was behind the wheel of a Toyota Corolla on July 7 when a Perry city police officer attempted to stop him for a traffic violation.

Ceja-Gonzalez fled from the officer in Perry, entered Sardine Canyon and continued into Cache Valley with police and the Utah Highway Patrol in pursuit. The chase was called off in Wellsville, but Logan police were waiting and watching for him when he allegedly continued into Logan city limits near Nibley at about 100 mph.

Logan officers followed at a safe distance until he was seen entering a neighborhood north of Woodruff Elementary School, just east of 1000 West.

After police established a perimeter around the area, Ceja-Gonzalez was found hiding under a trailer and taken into custody.

Ceja-Gonzalez is currently scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 4.

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Amy Macavinta is the crime reporter for The Herald Journal. She can be reached at amacavinta@hjnews.com.