Taylorsville man arrested following chase in stolen car

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6 2014 10:05 a.m. MST

Police arrested Ezra Barlow, 31, after police say he crashed a stolen car into a light pole and fled. Barlow had outstanding felony warrants at the time of his arrest.

Jordan Allred, Deseret News

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TAYLORSVILLE — A police dog helped nab a man who police believe crashed a stolen car into a light pole and then fled the scene of the accident Thursday.

Shortly after midnight, people living near 4928 S. 1130 West heard a crash and discovered that a car had crashed into a light pole. Responding officers learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen, said Unified Police Lt. Rosie Rivera.

Police discovered footprints in the snow near the accident and followed them until they found Ezra Barlow, 31, of Taylorsville. Barlow ran from officers, jumping over fences and running through yards to escape, Rivera said.

A police dog caught up with Barlow and bit his leg, holding him until officers arrived.

Police said the dog bite caused minor injuries to Barlow's leg. He was examined by medical personnel and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of hit and run, possession of stolen property and other charges.

Barlow had two active felony warrants at the time of his arrest for theft, possession of a controlled substance, providing false information to an officer and failure to stop at the command of an officer.

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