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Area men face theft charges in Syracuse

Ellen Cook

Leader Editor

A 27-year-old Tremonton man was seriously injured and his 21-year-old passenger from Garland booked into the Davis County Jail after the two crashed a stolen vehicle in Syracuse Tuesday while being followed by a Syracuse police sergeant.

Lt. Tracy Jensen of the Syracuse Police Department said the sergeant responded to an “Attempt to Locate” call after an off-duty Davis County sheriff’s deputy noticed two male individuals allegedly exit the back door of a Walmart at 2228 W. 1700 S., with what appeared to be stolen property in their hands.

The 911 call from the deputy said the men got into a gold PT Cruiser and left the parking lot, heading west.

The police sergeant spotted the Cruiser and attempted to get close enough to get a license plate number, but the suspect vehicle increased its speed before blowing through a red light, Jensen said.

The pursuing officer activated his lights and continued following.  He was able to identify the dealer plates on the car as it traveled at speeds between 60-65 mph on the posted 40 mph road.  Jensen said the fleeing suspects passed a slower moving vehicle on the right, lost control and rolled the PT Cruiser.

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