VERNAL -- A two-day manhunt ended peacefully with the capture of a Vernal man accused of firing shots at a Uintah County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop.
Sheriff Jeff Merrell told The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News that 66-year-old Dallas Rowley was arrested Saturday afternoon in Asphalt Wash near the White River, about 30 miles south of Vernal.
He was wanted on an arrest warrant alleging attempted homicide of a police officer.
Rowley was stopped by a sheriff's deputy Thursday night about 10 miles south of Vernal. The deputy reported he smelled alcohol, and asked the man to exit his vehicle.
Rowley is accused is driving off and firing multiple shots from a .223-caliber rifle at the deputy. The deputy escaped unharmed, even though bullets hit his patrol vehicle.