SOUTH OGDEN -- The man shot by police after a South Ogden bank robbery and a two-county car chase is now in jail after having been hospitalized for four weeks.
Michael Ames, 45, was booked Thursday afternoon into Weber County Jail on suspicion of two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, evading and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, all felony charges.
Weber Sheriff's Lt. Mark Lowther said Ames was released from the hospital about noon Thursday and was immediately taken to the jail and booked in the medical unit.
Ames was shot March 25 by South Ogden police after officers say he pointed a gun at them in the 3900 block of Raymond Avenue.
Police said Ames had been chased by the owner out of a house he had broken into after running through backyards in the neighborhood.
Before the chase, just before 3 p.m., police say, Ames had held up Key Bank branch at 3775 Wall Ave.
He threatened several employees with a handgun, telling them he would kill them, and ordered everyone to the back of the bank before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money, police say.
Police caught up with Ames in his Jeep Rubicon on Riverdale Road and chased him down Interstate 15 into Davis County and back to Weber County before he crashed the Jeep and, police say, he carjacked a woman at gunpoint in the Taylor area of west Weber County.
The woman was uninjured, as were those inside Key Bank, but the homeowner who went after Ames with a baseball bat suffered minor injuries, police say.
No official details about the police shooting have been released, except that Ames had multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body and that the officers were placed on administrative leave per policy.
Ames was originally admitted to McKay-Dee Hospital in critical condition. Lowther said Ames' official hospital bill has not yet been filed, but it doesn't appear that the county will pay the bill.
"He was not arrested and booked into jail until he was released from the hospital," he said.
"(The bills) would appear to be his responsibility."