LOGAN — A 33-year-old Logan man already on probation for selling drugs, who had attempted to flee from deputies several times, was sentenced to prison.
Jose Reyes wore hand cuffs and shackles, surround by deputies as he appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He had previously pleaded guilty to possession or use of a controlled substance and failing to stop at the command of a police officer, both third-degree felonies and reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor.
Reyes was tased and arrested by deputies after he attempted to flee last year, several months after leading police on a high speed chase.
During Tuesday’s sentencing Judge Brian Cannell said due to Reyes’ actions, the court felt it was necessary to protect the public. He ordered him to serve zero-to-five years in the Utah State Prison.
In October 2015, Reyes was driving a vehicle when officers attempted to stop it for an expired registration. After refusing to stop, police began chasing the car until speeds reached 75 mph and the pursuit was terminated.
Later on December 21, 2015, Reyes was seen again, inside a vehicle near the Cache Valley Transit Center.
When a deputy stopped the vehicle, Reyes attempted to flee again, jumping onto the driver and pushing on the vehicles accelerator, causing the engine to rev because it was in park.
A deputy was able to reach inside the vehicle and deploy a taser, allowing him to arrest Reyes.
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