Millard deputy shoots, kills suspect

Tuesday , October 16, 2012 - 5:44 PM

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KANOSH -- A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a car theft suspect who led police on a high-speed chase and struggled with a deputy who tried to handcuff him during the arrest, the Millard County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

The shooting occurred Monday evening after police responded to a report of a vehicle theft at the Kanosh Paiute Indian Reservation.

Authorities located the vehicle, but the driver led police in a pursuit over paved roads and rugged, off-road territory. The vehicle eventually stopped in the foothills east of Kanosh, and two people ran away.

A deputy employed a Taser on one suspect, identified as Corey Kanosh, 35, of Fillmore.

However, Kanosh recovered enough to fight the deputy who was trying to handcuff him, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Lindsey Mitchell.

The deputy fatally shot Kanosh during the ensuing fight, Mitchell said.

The second suspect, Dana Harnes, 21, was arrested Tuesday morning without incident.

Mitchell declined to release any other details about the shooting, which was being investigated by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy involved in the shooting was treated at a hospital for numerous injuries and released. He was placed on leave until the conclusion of the investigation.

Kanosh had previously served time in prison for felony burglary, attempted burglary, attempted child sexual abuse and unlawful weapons possession convictions, as well as misdemeanor convictions for drug and unlawful alcohol possession.

In June 1999, he was arrested in Millard County two weeks after escaping with another inmate from the nearby Sevier County Jail.

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