Armed fugitive rams two police vehicles during chase

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MURRAY, Utah (ABC4 News) — An armed parole fugitive rammed two police officer’s vehicles head on before going on a multi-city chase that started at a Midvale apartment complex Tuesday night. 

Unified Police received information that 40-year-old Boris Moiseyev, a parole fugitive, was in a silver Toyota RAV4 near the Chelsea Park Apartments at 7385 South Catalpa Street. Officers located the vehicle and attempted to pull the driver over.

Arresting documents state as one of the officers pulled into the parking lot, Moiseyev aimed his vehicle at him and drove, head-on into the officer’s vehicle then rammed another officer who was behind him. 

Moiseyev then fled in his vehicle and a pursuit was initiated.

During the pursuit, Moiseyev, was known to be armed with a handgun, ran one of the officers off the at approximately 6800 South 300 West. Moiseyev then ran through several red lights and drove with “extreme disregard for others’ lives”, documents state. 

Officers stated in the documents they were afraid for officer’s and bystander’s lives as Moiseyev had already committed aggravated assaults against two officers.

Moiseyev was chased to Murray where he ended up down a dead-end road. Police cornered the suspect; he rammed another patrol car trying to get away. 

Police confirm Moiseyev had a loaded handgun, “ready for action” which he later threw out of the window. They were finally able to place Moiseyev under arrest and also took a female passenger into custody, documents state.

Police said they are still investigating her involvement in the chase. 

Moiseyev was searched, and police found a substantial amount of methamphetamine in his pocket and $1,230 in cash. He also had an empty black nylon holster in his waistband.

The handgun was located approximately 15′ away from Moiseyev’s vehicle, according to documents. 

Police say the two officers and the fugitive only received minor injuries from the two accidents.

Moiseyev was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on multiple felony charges of aggravated assault, felony fleeing, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of a weapon by a restricted person and driving on a denied license. 

Jail documents indicated police believe Moiseyev is an extreme danger to the public and has shown extreme disregard for their lives and safety. He has multiple arrests and convictions for fleeing from officers and aggravated assaults against officers.

Moiseyev is considered an extreme flight risk and poses an extreme safety risk, documents stated. 

Jail records show Moiseyev is being held without bail.

Moiseyev was released from prison on January 2, 2017 after being granted an early parole for obtaining his high school diploma. He was scheduled to be on parole for several more years for assaulting an officer and possession of a controlled substance.

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