UPDATE: Wellsville man arrested on suspicion of stealing truck and leading deputies on high-speed chase

Booking photo for Beau D. Nopens (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — Deputies have arrested a 35-year-old Wellsville man who allegedly stole a truck Saturday morning and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase. Beau D. Nopens was booked into the Cache County Jail, where he is being held on $20,000 bail.

Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said a black extended cab pickup was reported stolen from Wellsville around 5:30 a.m. Deputies later spotted the vehicle west of Logan, near the intersection of SR-30 and SR-23.

Nopens allegedly led deputies on a lengthy chase through the north-end of the county. The pursuit ended when he crashed the vehicle in the Cove area.

Jensen explained that Nopens then fled on foot and attempted to gain entry into a home. K-9 units responded to the scene and spotted the suspect. During the pursuit, one of the dogs bit a deputy, and Nopens was able to flee.

Later, employees at Pepperidge Farms in Richmond reported a suspicious person at the business. When Investigators arrived, they located Nopens, who was taken into custody for questioning.

Jensen said, Nopens had an outstanding warrant on unrelated charges and was arrested at the scene. Based on interviews and other evidence, he was arrested on multiple offenses, including felony thefts, and misdemeanor evading and reckless driving.

Court records show Nopens was convicted of theft by receiving stolen property and other charges in 2016. He was later sentenced to serve zero-five years in the Utah State Prison.

Jensen said the injured deputy was treated at the hospital and later released.

Nopens is expected to be arraigned in court on formal charges next week.


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