TAYLORSVILLE — Police say what started as an intoxicated man locking himself out of his car ended with the man attacking three officers before finally being taken into custody by a police K-9.
Guy Ream, 45, was arrested early Sunday for investigation of disorderly conduct, failing to stop for law enforcement, three counts of assaulting a peace officer and disarming a police officer.
Police were called to a gas station, 3587 W. 4700 South, where Ream had allegedly locked himself out of his car. Ream allegedly banged on the store windows and yelled at the clerk. As officers arrived, Ream threw a large rock through the passenger side window of his vehicle, according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.Comment on this story
Officers, who at the time did not know Ream was breaking into his own car, ordered him to put his hands on his head. He initially complied, then yelled, "Don't shoot me" and ran off, the report states. Ream ran into the parking lot of a nearby church, jumped a fence, and then allegedly broke the window of a residence near 3600 West and 4600 South.
When officers caught up with Ream, Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray said he fought with three officers. During the struggle, he attempted to bite an officer and tried to remove a gun from one of the officer's holsters, she said.
That's when the officers backed off and sent in a police dog.
"The defendant was subsequently bitten by a police K-9 and taken into custody," the report states.
Ream was booked into jail after he was treated at a local hospital for the dog bite.