OGDEN -- After a close encounter last week with a wanted fugitive believed to be connected to a large methamphetamine distribution ring, police have their man in custody.
Donald Keith Sweet, 43, who had been on the run on multiple warrants, was arrested by the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force Tuesday and booked into the Weber County Jail, according to jail booking logs.
The police nearly nabbed Sweet last week, when on Aug. 21 they spotted him near Monroe Avenue and 28th Street. Realizing he'd been seen, Sweet allegedly sped away in a vehicle.
A plainclothes officer tried to pull him over, but Sweet allegedly refused to stop the vehicle. At that point, police ended the chase because it was in a residential area. He later abandoned the vehicle.
Court documents filed Wednesday show Sweet has been charged with aggravated assault, failure to stop at the command of a police officer and possession of a forgery writing or device, all crimes that allegedly happened Aug. 21. Calls to the strike force seeking confirmation that those charges were related to last week's chase were not immediately returned.
Sweet had been arrested in June in a bust of one of the largest meth rings in the area. Police say Sweet was a distributor for Shane Osborn, 44, who allegedly oversaw the distribution network, whose bust yielded at least 14 arrests and about $400,000 in cash and assets.
In addition to the charges filed Wednesday, Sweet is facing 12 felonies that have been filed in the last three months. Charges include possession with intent to distribute, distribution of a controlled substance and multiple forgeries.