Police: Man pulls gun, flees; later found hiding in child's bedroom in Ogden

Monday , March 05, 2018 - 3:38 PM

OGDEN — Ogden Police say they have arrested a man who is accused of threatening his roommates with an airsoft gun, leading police on a chase, and then hiding in a child’s bedroom while trying to avoid arrest. 

A press release from the Ogden Police Department says David Lyman Rowley was on the run for several hours before he was taken into custody. 

Around 1:15 a.m. Monday, police were dispatched to a call of a weapons disturbance on the 900 block of 20th Street, according to the release. 

The caller told police she and her boyfriend were confronted by three men. An argument broke out shortly thereafter, and one man allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the woman. Shortly after, the three men fled the scene in a white Honda Civic, the release says. 

About 4:11 a.m. Monday, officers saw a Honda Civic “driving erratically” on Century Drive in Ogden. When officers tried to pull over the car, it attempted to flee. Police found the car a few minutes later abandoned on West Oak Drive. 

A trail of footprints lead officers to the backyard of a nearby home. The homeowner told police a man had broken into the home through a sliding-glass door and ran upstairs where adults and children were sleeping, the release says.

When the officers searched the home, they found Rowley hiding in a child’s bedroom between a bed and the wall. He was taken into police custody without incident, the release says. 

When police searched the stolen car, they found the weapon Rowley allegedly used during the argument. Police found the weapon was an airsoft handgun. 

As of Monday afternoon, Rowley was being held at the Weber County Jail on a handful of charges, including failure to respond to signal to stop, a third-degree felony and receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, a second-degree felony. 

Rowley is being held in jail in lieu of $23,500 — of which $3,500 is a cash-only bond. 

Rowley has not yet been formally charged, according to online court documents. 

It was unclear as of Monday afternoon whether or not police are searching for the other two men involved in the argument. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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