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A convicted car thief is back in prison after his parole-violating arrest on a Salt Lake City street for possessing a firearm and fleeing police.

Police Detective Veronica Montoya said officers were investigating a reported sighting of a man with a gun when they stopped three potential suspects near 400 East and 800 South just before 3 p.m. Wednesday.

One of the men, identified as 25-year-old Zachary Elysha Wise, pulled out a handgun and then ran, police said.

More officers arrived and cordoned off the area and Wise was subsequently found and arrested without further incident.

Wise was booked into jail for felony possession of a weapon by a restricted person and fleeing police. He was then released to Adult Probation and Parole officials to be returned to the Utah State Prison, from where he had been released on July 1.

Wise had been sentenced to prison in May 2013 after pleading guilty to third-degree felony counts of vehicle theft and fleeing police officers during a December 2012 incident.

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