Police arrest man accused of trying to run over Ogden officers
CLEARFIELD — Police have arrested a man suspected of leading Ogden police on a high-speed chase Saturday and allegedly trying to run over two officers.
Jason Wilder, 29, allegedly responded to an attempted traffic stop Saturday at 28th Street and Washington Boulevard by speeding away northbound, according to a police probable cause statement. Wilder allegedly swerved in and out of traffic, including driving the wrong way on Washington.
Two detectives spotted the car at 25th Street and Monroe Boulevard and got out of their car to approach Wilder’s car. “The driver hit the gas and rammed the front of the detectives’ vehicle,” the arrest affidavit said, then the car sped away to the south and police lost track of it.
On Monday, Clearfield police found the car parked at an apartment complex. Officers arrested Wilder at an apartment early Tuesday and he was taken to the Weber County Jail.
Wilder remained held without bail Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of second-degree felony aggravated assault targeting law enforcement, a charge of third-degree felony failing to stop for police, and several misdemeanor charges and infractions.
“It is evident by Jason’s actions that he is willing to go to great lengths to escape, including driving in a manner that recklessly endangered the community and ramming a police vehicle with uniformed police officers that were outside of their vehicle,” said the arrest affidavit, filed by the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force.
Second District Court records show Wilder in the past three years has misdemeanor convictions in Davis County for narcotics and illegal weapons possession and mail theft.