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Fleeing suspect invades home of mayor’s son
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FARMINGTON — Christian Wayne Pyle, 51, was arrested on Wednesday after he fled from police at the county courthouse and tried to hide in the garage of the son’s mayor.

The mayor’s daughter-in-law found the man when she was getting a stroller, said Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hansen.

“There was an officer that was right there in the driveway just looking for the man,” said Hansen. “He could tell form the look on her face that something was amiss.”

Police took Pyle into custody without any incident and arrested him on suspicion of drug and burglary charges. Additional charges are pending.

“He is a person of interest in the burglary we were working on,” Hansen said. “We’ll have to see if he’s really the guy or not.”

Farmington Junior High and Farmington Elementary schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after Pyle fled from the courthouse at 800 W. State Street.

Officers had been attempting to serve him with a warrant.

The schools were on lockdown for between 15 and 30 minutes, according to Davis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Susan Poulsen.

The suspect was in court on a different matter just before noon when officers realized he was wanted on an outstanding warrant, according to Hansen, who said the suspect was wanted on several warrants issued by Salt Lake County agencies.

As deputies tried to serve him with the warrant, the suspect fled on foot to the parking lot where he got into his vehicle and headed east.

Officers then trailed him to the garage.
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