SALT LAKE CITY — The man who sparked a five-day manhunt after allegedly shooting a homeowner and firing at two police officers is facing charges for crimes that occurred before the Jan. 20 shootings.
In what is expected to be the first of several cases filed against him, Justin G. Llewelyn, 33, of Herriman was charged Monday in 3rd District Court with theft by receiving stolen property, a second-degree felony; drug possession, a third-degree felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor; and driving on a suspended license, a class C misdemeanor.
On Dec. 6, Unified police officer found Llewelyn passed out in the driver's seat of a stolen car, 5288 W. Highwood Drive, according to charging documents. The car was stolen a few days earlier from Llewelyn's neighbor in Herriman, the charges state.
Inside the vehicle, police found "a large amount of keys on two separate key rings, meth and syringes, according to court documents. Some of the keys were shaved keys, the charges state, typically used for entering and stealing vehicles.
In the past 15 years, Llewelyn has been charged with being in possession of a stolen vehicle six times, charging documents note.4 comments on this story
On Jan. 24, Llewelyn was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of three counts of attempted murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, possession of a firearm by a restricted person, failing to stop for police and theft by receiving stolen property.
He was arrested when a five-day manhunt came to a dramatic end with a chase involving the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Force — a team consisting of U.S. marshals, Unified police and other local agencies — and Utah County sheriff's deputies between Provo and Spanish Fork.