TREMONTON — Police arrested a 19-year-old Tremonton man after a foot chase Thursday and booked him into jail on rape and forcible sodomy charges.

Davis Johnson-Petersen was wanted in the alleged assault of a 16-year-old girl on March 1, according to a probable cause statement by the Tremonton-Garland Police Department.

Police said they were patrolling near Tremonton Skate Park at about 5 p.m. Thursday when they saw about 10 young people smoking e-cigarettes.

As an officer summoned three of the teens, one ran away, and after a chase involving backup officers, he was arrested about four blocks away.

Upon determining Davis Johnson-Petersen’s identity, they took him to the county jail in Brigham City, where he was booked on various charges in two cases.

In an arrest affidavit regarding the March case, police said a 16-year-old girl interviewed at the county Children’s Justice Center said Johnson-Petersen raped her, and as she was putting her underwear on, he grabbed her again and sodomized her.

The attack continued until it was interrupted by a roommate, the affidavit said.

Johnson-Petersen was held without bail Friday on suspicion of rape and forcible sodomy, both first-degree felonies. In the park incident Thursday, he is accused of misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and failing to stop at the command of law enforcement.

Further, Johnson-Petersen was wanted on a $100,000 warrant for burglary in Bear Lake County, Idaho. The probable cause statement said Johnson-Petersen also is suspected in a burglary case in Randolph, a town in Rich County.

You can reach reporter Mark Shenefelt at or 801 625-4224. Follow him on Twitter at @mshenefelt.

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