LAYTON -- Police are seeking a man who swung a knife at a couple that caught him breaking into their car.
Police are searching for Raymond Joseph Emmett, 32. He is described as a Hispanic male, wearing prescription eyeglasses, with a mustache and goatee. He also has a circular tattoo that reads "STW" on the right side of his neck. He is believed to be armed and dangerous, police said.
Police responded to a 911 call at 5 a.m. Thursday in the area of 600 W. 2400 North in Layton.
The couple living there said they heard the sound of a horn honking and looked out their window, according to a news release from Layton Police Department.
The dome light in one of their cars was on, so they went outside and a man was inside the car, going through a purse, police said.
The couple closed the driver's side door, but Emmett then threatened them from inside the vehicle and exited out of a different door. Once outside of the car, Emmett started swinging the knife at the couple, police said.
The couple said Emmett appeared to be intoxicated, and they were unable to understand what he was saying. But they did avoid his attempts to attack them and were unharmed, police said.
Later Thursday, the 2nd District Court filed charges against Emmett and issued a warrant without bail for his arrest. The charges include aggravated robbery, a first- degree felony; a third-degree felony charge of possession of a dangerous weapon; a third-degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance; and burglary of a vehicle, a class-A misdemeanor.
According to the court website, Emmett has an extensive criminal history out of Weber County, including an aggravated assault conviction in 2006.
Anyone with information about Emmett can call police at 801-497-8300.
Standard-Examiner reporter Michael McFall contributed to this article.