Manhunt in Brigham ends in arrest
An early morning auto-pedistrian accident, followed by a car crash into a Brigham City home, led to a manhunt involving officers from several departments and the eventual arrest of a 33-year-old man with a long record involving intoxication and DUI.
Trent Ellsworth was booked into the Box Elder County jail on enhanced DUI charges (with injury), leaving the scene of an accident w/injuries and could face attempted homicide charges, following the incident that began in the southwest corner of the city. According to Mike Nelson of the Brigham City Police Department, neighbors called to report “a lot of yelling and screaming” at a home just after 5 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27. Ellsworth had reportedly struck a homeowner with his vehicle and then made a second attempt to hit the man before leaving the scene.
Officers searched the area for about 15 minutes before a second call from an off-duty police officer came in, reporting the suspect vehicle had struck another car in the northwest area of Brigham City, near Discovery Elementary School, and then crashed into the front of the vehicle owner’s house. The suspect then fled on foot. More law enforcement arrived in the area, including a K-9 unit. The suspect was eventually located behind a garage at 250 W. 800 N. He was transported to Brigham City Community Hospital for evaluation before being taken to jail.
The auto-ped victim was also transported to the hospital for minor injuries. He told officers he had come home to find the suspect in bed with his wife, which started the initial argument that led to the vehicular altercation. Nelson said Ellsworth had fled the victim’s home wearing only a shirt.