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Tooele Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Motorcycle, Barricading Himself In Home

Aug 11, 2021, 2:20 PM
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LAKEPOINT, Utah — A 26-year-old man has been taken into custody after authorities said he entered a home and barricaded himself in the bathroom after allegedly stealing a motorcycle.

Officials with the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office said officers were dispatched to a motel in Lakepoint in reference to a suspicious man who was in possession of a stolen motorcycle on Wednesday.

The suspect, who was later identified as Karie Williams, of Tooele, fled on foot but deputies were able to locate him in a nearby residential area.

Officials said Williams saw officers and ran into a resident’s yard, then entered the home through an unlocked back door.

“After entering the home, the suspect confronted the homeowners and told them to be quiet, then fled down a hallway,” officials said.

A SWAT team and a negotiator responded to the home after deputies said Williams barricaded himself inside a bathroom.

“After repeated negotiations failed, entry was made into the bathroom at which time the suspect was taken into custody without incident,” deputies said.

Williams was also a parole fugitive with several outstanding felony warrants, and authorities said he was booked into the Tooele County Detention Center on those warrants along with multiple charges related to Wednesday’s incident.

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Tooele Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Motorcycle, Barricading Himself In Home