Man faces array of charges after running from police

WASHINGTON CITY – A 32-year-old man who was being evicted from his apartment Monday faces an array of charges after leading police on a foot chase when it was discovered he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Officers responded to a “keep the peace” call where a tenant was being evicted from the apartment he had been living in.

When officers arrived on scene, the man was sitting on the stairs of the apartment, and had all of his belongings on the porch, Washington City Police Officer Chandler Prince said in the probable cause statement supporting the arrest. When officers asked the tenant his name, he told them it was Michael Patrick.

Travis Deandre Burkes, of Washington, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Jan. 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s booking, St. George News
Travis Deandre Burkes, of Washington, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Jan. 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s booking, St. George News

When the name was run through dispatch, officers were informed that Michael Patrick was an alias for Travis Deandre Burkes of Washington, the statement said.

Officers were also informed that Burkes had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and that he had used his friend’s name when he was booked into jail in Mesquite, Nevada for DUI.

When Burkes was told that he was going to be taken into custody for his warrant, the statement said, he jumped up and started running.

“While we were running after (Burkes) he was commanded to stop,” Prince said in the statement. “(Burkes) was later caught and I found a glass pipe with burned methamphetamine residue inside, a piece of tin foil with heroin residue, and marijuana.”

While Burkes was being taken into custody, he resisted officers’ efforts to place him in handcuffs, the statement said.

“(Burkes) was also found to have two identification cards he stated were his brother’s and his deceased mother’s,” Prince said in the statement.

Burkes was arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

He was charged with one second-degree felony for drug possession; two third-degree felonies for drug possession and possession of another’s identifying documents; two class A misdemeanors for failure to stop at the command of an officer and drug paraphernalia possession; two class B misdemeanors for interfering with an arrest and an outstanding warrant; and one class C misdemeanor for providing false information to the police.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • BunnyRabbit2015 January 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    dang tweekers

  • me January 13, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    …but for the grace of God…

  • One for the road January 13, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Dang tweekers

  • Burton January 13, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Another Washington county druggie. At least all the racist comments haven’t started yet. Doesn’t matter what color or nationality you are if you choose this path your just a burden to society.

  • ladybugavenger January 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    We don’t care what race he is…dang tweeker

  • Evil twins Mommy January 13, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t care what race he is either… dang tweekers

  • sagemoon January 14, 2015 at 8:51 am

    In his case, he’s a dang tweeker/junkie.

  • mo ferguson January 14, 2015 at 8:59 am


  • Koolaid January 14, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Just guessing he won’t be worthy of the priesthood.

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