A man wanted on several felony warrants was arrested Monday night, but not before ramming several patrol cars and leading Salt Lake County sheriff's deputies on a short chase.
Just before 11 p.m., investigators learned a man they were looking for would be in the area of 2300 East and 3300 South. When the man arrived in the area he spotted a couple of marked patrol cars and fled, said Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Paul Jaroscak.
The man drove down a dead end street. But rather than surrender, he turned his car around and rammed two pursuing sheriff's patrol cars, Jaroscak said. Not long after that, the man lost control of his car and ended up in the front yard of a residence. Once again, he tried to escape by ramming a third patrol car, Jaroscak said. This time, backup was able to disable the suspect vehicle, he said.
But the man wasn't ready to give up.
"He came out aggressive," Jaroscak said.
Deputies used a Taser on the man and were finally able to take him into custody. Jake James Machan, 23, was arrested for investigation of two counts of aggravated assault, felony fleeing, criminal mischief and obstruction of justice. Machan also had warrants out for theft, escape and drug possession.