It was back behind bars for Joseph Lee Chatwin after the fugitive recovered from dog bites and Taser wounds he sustained at the end of a wild, high-speed chase Wednesday night through the Salt Lake Valley.
It was Chatwin, 40, who allegedly kicked out the window of a Farmington police squad car a few weeks ago and escaped custody. Since then, Wasatch Front police had been on the lookout for him, staking out some of his known haunts. Wednesday night, that vigilance paid off when he was spotted at a Sandy residence and then drove away, said Jim Phelps from the Joint Criminal Apprehension Team.
Chatwin reportedly was in a stolen car when the chase began with speeds topping 90 mph. Officers twice spiked the tires of the vehicle near 5400 South and State Street, but Chatwin just kept going on the car's rims. When the car finally ground to a halt, Chatwin got out and tried to steal another car from a woman driver stopped at a nearby traffic signal.