OGDEN — A man who has accumulated five felony charges from three separate cases filed within two weeks was scheduled to make an appearance in court Wednesday.
James Jordan Bustos, 27, of Ogden, faces charges from a number of incidents, according to court records. He was charged Monday with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; and theft, a second-degree felony.
On Nov 8, Bustos was charged with assault on a police officer, a second-degree felony; failing to stop at the command of an officer, a third-degree felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.
On Oct. 31, Bustos was charged in 2nd District Court with failing to stop at the command of an officer, a third-degree felony. His court appearance scheduled for Wednesday was expected to address all the cases against him, according to court records.
Charging documents state that on Nov. 3 at the Bramblewood Apartments, 173 Dan St., Bustos assaulted a woman and stole her car.
"James Bustos was arrested driving the vehicle on November 5, 2017. He attempted to evade police in the vehicle and rammed a police vehicle. There was another occupant in the vehicle when they were pulled over and that occupant told police that James Bustos told him to 'hit the gas' because he did not want to get caught by police," according to charging documents.
In separate charging documents, prosecutors state that the officer who spotted the stolen car on Nov. 5 in the 800 block of 24th Street was able to pull the vehicle over in the 2400 block of Adams Avenue. The driver jumped out of the car immediately and was arrested, the charges state.Comment on this story
"The passenger, James Bustos, climbed into the driver’s seat and attempted to flee. He was ordered to stop but refused. (The officer) attempted to get Bustos from the vehicle but ended up inside struggling with Bustos who was actively resisting. Bustos was able to get the vehicle in gear and accelerate striking (the officer's) patrol vehicle," according to court documents.
In yet another case, on Oct. 31 police were looking for Bustos. An officer spotted him in a vehicle and "activated the siren on the patrol vehicle and gave a very short chase as the defendant continued to drive faster to get away. The defendant ran a stop sign at 16th and Brinker to elude your affiant," the charges state.