Police: 2 men arrested in Ogden after escaping officials and ramming police vehicles

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OGDEN, Utah, Oct. 11, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) – Two men were arrested Saturday in Ogden after allegedly escaping officials and ramming an unmarked police vehicle.

A likely statement from Weber County’s 2nd District Court stated that Cecil John, 36, and Elijah M. Delgado, 20, will both be charged:

  • Attacking a peace officer with guns or violence, a second degree crime
  • Obstruction of justice, a third degree crime
  • Failure to respond to the official’s signal to stop, a third-degree crime

The men’s almost identical statements state that officials tried to stop a vehicle at Block 700 on Washington Boulevard in Ogden on Saturday. “The vehicle ignored our red and blue lights and the siren that was fitted in our unmarked SUV,” the declarations said.

A sergeant drove beside the vehicle and watched as the passengers gestured for the driver to continue and yelled at the driver. The driver was a woman, the passenger was later identified as Delgado, and the passenger on the passenger side was identified as John. Arrest warrants were placed on all of them.

The vehicle attempted to enter the shared parking lot of the car wash and Javiers Authentic Mexican Food at 703 Washington Blvd. but did not stop and instead rammed one of the unmarked police vehicles, the statement said.

“It still didn’t stop and drove through the car wash and towards Javier’s occupied parking lot,” the statement said.

John was interviewed and waived his Miranda rights. He allegedly said he saw police officers but told the driver to “go straight ahead” and said, “that was all he did,” the statements read.

Delgado was interviewed and also waived his Miranda rights. He told officials, “he just yelled, what the hell – and never told her to drive,” the statement said. “He said he was just scared and when he saw red and blue lights he told her to stop.”

The driver was interviewed and after reading her Miranda rights, “they both said to go and Elijah kept grabbing the steering wheel,” the statement said.

The driver was not arrested.

John is currently a suspended fugitive and Delgado is a suspended fugitive from Adult Probation and Parole; both were taken to Weber County Jail, where they are being held without bail.

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