Patrol Car Damaged in Crash With Armed Robbery Suspect

UTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) A Utah County Sheriff’s Office deputy helping American Fork police in a search for an armed robbery suspect had his patrol car hit by that suspect. 
 Shortly after noon on Wednesday, deputies and officers from several different agencies were assisting police in the search for a suspect, later identified as James Dekota Brunson, 20, in an armed robbery and stolen car from American Fork.
 A deputy with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office spotted Brunson in Orem, near 1100 North a couple of blocks east of State Street. The deputy tried to stop the Brunson but he fled and refused to stop. 
As the pursuit continued a short distance, Brunson approached another deputy involved in the search and allegedly struck his patrol car, a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe. 
Both cars were disabled as a result of the crash. After a short foot pursuit the Brunson was taken into custody by American Fork police. No one was hurt in the crash. 
At the time of Brunson’s arrest, he had multiple warrants and was a fugitive of Adult Probation & Parole. 

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