OGDEN — Police shot at a man who stole a pickup truck and then rammed a patrol car Tuesday on 12th Street.
The man identified as Kenneth Mobley, 46, was arrested for three counts of aggravated assault, felony criminal mischief, evading, three counts of assault on a police officer, and interfering with an arrest, said Ogden Police Lt. Tony Fox.
Fox said officers were following a 2001 Ford F-150 that was reported stolen from a residence in Clinton and, had tried pulling it over west on 12th Street, when Mobley rammed the truck into a police car at about 3 p.m.
The truck then sped off, but officers found the vehicle in the 750 block of West 17th Street. An officer got out of his patrol car when Mobley came out some trees, and was a shooting stance, Fox said.
The officer, who was not identified, pulled his weapon and fired several rounds and missed.
Police didn’t find a weapon on Mobley.
Mobley then ran over a dirt berm and scuffled with several officers, Fox said.
One Ogden officer and two Weber County Sheriff’s Office deputies sustained arm and shoulder injuries in the scuffle, Fox said.
They went to a local hospital for treatment.
Information about their injuries was not available Tuesday night.
The officer who fired his weapon at Mobley has been placed on administrative leave.
The shooting will be investigated by the Weber County Attorney’s Office and the police department’s internal affairs division.
Utah law allows police officers who believe their life is in danger to use reasonable force to protect themselves and eliminate the threat, Fox said.
Mobley was booked into the Weber County Jail, where he is being held on $36,572 bond.