LOGAN – Police tased a 24-year-old Logan man Wednesday afternoon near the Cache County Clerk’s Office. The man is believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident.
Logan City Police Capt. Tyson Budge said officers identified the man as Luis Margarito Bravo-Ceja. He is believed to have run after causing an accident Tuesday night and trying to steal some items from a retail store.
Budge said officers identified Bravo-Ceja Wednesday afternoon as the passenger in a Lincoln Navigator, driving into a parking lot near 170 North Main. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, he jumped out and tried to run through the parking lot.
Budge said officers tased Bravo-Ceja causing him to strike his head on the pavement. Medical crews were called to treat him at the scene. He is expected to be booked into the Cache County Jail after receiving medical treatment.
Budge said police began looking for Bravo-Ceja Tuesday night, after an off-duty Cache County Sheriff’s deputy witnessed him stealing items from a retail store at 1150 South 100 West.
As Bravo-Ceja walked out of the store the deputy confronted him. The man dropped the items and ran from the scene.
Budge said the deputy stayed at the store and saw Bravo-Ceja return, get into a white Chevrolet Monte Carlo and drive away. The deputy radioed a description of the vehicle and license plate to Logan City Police.
Budge said police spotted the car driving north at 200 North 400 West and attempted to pull the vehicle over.
The police pursuit continued north as Bravo-Ceja refused to pull over but followed all speed limits and traffic signs.
When Bravo-Ceja reached 1400 North and 400 West he turned east and accelerated to a high rate of speed, heading toward Main St.
Budge said because of safety concerns, police called off the pursuit at that point.
Bravo-Ceja reportedly continued driving east on 1400 North where he ran a stop light and hit another vehicle at 400 East.
When police arrived on the scene, Budge said Bravo-Ceja had run away from the accident. Police set up a perimeter around the area but could not locate him. There were no injuries to the other vehicle involved.
Budge said Bravo-Ceja is believed to be in the country illegally. He will be charged with retail theft, felony evading, leaving the scene of an accident, interference with an arrest and aggravated re-entry.