Logan police arrested a man on a reportedly stolen motorcycle Tuesday afternoon after a pursuit that ended in a field west of 1000 West with the suspect in custody, one patrol car stuck in the mud and another with motor damage.
Timothy Ray Mitchell, 43, was booked into the Cache County Jail on suspicion of evading police, a third-degree felony, possession of a stolen vehicle, a second degree felony, being a fugitive from justice, possession of a firearm by a restricted person and driving on a denied Utah drivers license.
The investigation is still ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming, police say.
According to Logan City Police Capt. Tyson Budge, an investigations sergeant observed an individual in the southwest part of Logan engaged in what appeared to be possible drug activity before leaving the area on a stolen 2014 Honda motorcycle with no license plates.
The sergeant, who was in an unmarked patrol car, attempted to make a traffic stop, but the rider refused to stop, Budge said.
Several patrol officers in marked vehicles joined in the pursuit, traveling west on 1600 South just south of ICON and north on 1000 West, before going west again on 1100 South on a dead-end dirt road that provides access to agricultural properties.
When Mitchell entered a field, the officers followed and a K-9 was deployed, but Mitchell gave up the chase so the dog was called off, Budge said.
However, one of the officers got his car stuck in a marshy area on the edge of the field, and another patrol car was damaged in the pursuit due to the rough terrain of the field, he said.
Mitchell has an extensive criminal history across the country dating back to the 1990s, including a current warrant for his arrest in Minnesota based upon an alleged felony parole violation on a rape conviction.