LAYTON — Police found a fugitive wanted for armed robbery and attempted murder hiding in Layton on Monday afternoon.
Kevin DeWayne Taylor, 27, thought he found a safe place to lay low in Utah, said U.S. Marshals Service Deputy Bobby Arnes, who is with the Joint Criminal Apprehension Team.
“Basically, he came here to get a fresh start,” Arnes said.
Back on Oct. 29, in Detroit, Taylor and his stepbrother attempted to rob someone at gunpoint, officials say.
The robbery, however, turned into a gunfight.
Taylor was shot and admitted to a hospital in Michigan, from where he made his escape.
Taylor’s stepbrother was fatally shot during the exchange.
After Taylor went on the run, the U.S. Marshals Service managed to track him down to the Stonehedge Apartments, at 225 N. Fairfield Road in Layton, where they arrested him in the parking lot of the complex.
Layton Police Sgt. Rod Dixon said Taylor was staying with a friend of his girlfriend.
Officers from the Davis County Metro SWAT team served a warrant to search the apartment where Taylor was staying.
“He was caught without incident, and he can go back and face the charges he has back there,” Dixon said.
Taylor is wanted for assault with intent to rob, assault with intent to commit murder and felony possession of a firearm back in Michigan.
Police booked Taylor into Davis County Jail, where he awaits extradition to Michigan.
The U.S. Marshals made the arrest in conjunction with the Layton Police Department, Syracuse Police Department, Davis County Sheriff’s Office and Box Elder County Adult Probation and Parole.