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Kenneth Wright, a parolee with pending arrest warrants was taken into custody on Tuesday after an unsuccessful attempt to avoid arrest.
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Kenneth Wright, 26, was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped in the area of 300 South and Freedom Blvd. to Provo when he fled on foot after questioning the officer.
According to a police affidavit, an officer observed a suspicious red car in the parking lot of a local grocery store and conducted a file review. The officer learned that there were several arrest warrants on the license plate of a woman who was also driving with a driver’s license. When the vehicle left the parking lot, the officer stopped traffic.
The police affidavit states:
“I was able to overtake the vehicle and obstruct traffic. I contacted the driver who was identified as a woman with an arrest warrant. While talking to him, the detectives spoke to the male passenger. The detectives asked him his name, but he did not give his name to the detectives. Then I asked the woman to get out of the vehicle to take her into custody for her arrest warrants. I asked her what the man’s name was and she didn’t tell detectives his name.”
Speaking to the woman, the officer heard several detectives and the police in Provo shout “Stop” as Wright attempted to escape. The explanation of probable causes indicates that Wright walked to the driver’s seat of the car and took off at high speed. As he was leaving, a Provo officer standing in front of the vehicle had to pull out of the way to avoid being hit.
Detectives did not prosecute Wright for detaining the woman. After sending all the information about the car, they tried to locate the vehicle. The woman then eventually gave Wright’s name to law enforcement. A review of Kenneth’s files revealed that he had several pending criminal offenses, warrants for arrest without bail. This information has been made available for shipping and the search attempt has been updated.
The woman then informed the police that he should not drive the car in which he had escaped. About 30 minutes after the initial incident, Lehi Police located the vehicle Wright was driving and attempted to evade officials within their jurisdiction. Wright crashed the car and was taken into custody.
Wright was taken to the Utah County Jail
While Wright was taken to the Utah County Jail, he freely admitted that he was drinking and consuming opiates, according to the police affidavit. Due to his admission to drug use, Wright was asked to obtain permission to draw his blood and urine. He agreed in writing, and his blood and urine were taken for forensic treatment. The quick urinalysis showed that her urine contained THC, methamphetamine, amphetamine and opiates. (Blood is still pending.)
Wright now faces multiple charges of vehicle theft, non-stop by law enforcement, non-identification, possession of heroin and internal possession of methamphetamine.