The search continued Monday for a man who jumped not once, but twice from an apartment balcony, was Tased by sheriff's deputies, and still somehow managed to slip away from law enforcers.
The incident began Sunday about 7 p.m. when Qaiyim Hill, 22, forced his way into his former girlfriend's apartment, near 850 W. and 3900 South, and refused to leave. The woman's mother was in the apartment at the time, said Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Paul Jaroscak.
When Salt Lake County Sheriff's deputies arrived, Hill fled from the second to the third story and jumped over the railing to the ground where more deputies were waiting, Jaroscak said. A deputy used his Taser on Hill, but it was ineffective and he fled to the nearby Jordan River where he hid in the underbrush.
Officers and K9 officers from at least six jurisdictions and the Department of Public Safety helicopter swarmed the area, but Hill was able to slip past them and doubleback to the apartment complex where he kicked in the door of a vacant apartment, presumably to hide, Jaroscak said.
A deputy spotted Hill, however, and he again jumped, this time from the second story, and ran from the area.
Hill, a 6-foot-1, 200 pound black man with braided hair, has warrants out for his arrest in Utah and Nevada for aggravated robbery, drugs and theft.