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BREAKING: Suspect taken into custody after two-day search in Uinta County (PHOTOS)

Courtesy of Uinta County Law Enforcement, Facebook

The Uinta County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a suspect that had fled from law enforcement following a vehicle chase outside Evanston.

Deputies from the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office report that Steven C. Taylor was taken into custody after a two day search of the area where it was alleged he abandoned a stolen truck and trailer.

“Taylor had eluded law enforcement after Evanston Police tried to stop him near the carwash on Cheyenne Drive,” a post from the Uinta County Law Enforcement Facebook page said Friday. “A police pursuit involving Wyoming Hwy Patrol, Evanston PD and the Sheriff’s Office ended when the transmission in the stolen vehicle went out and Taylor fled on foot into a heavily forested area off the Blacks Forks Sheep Lane in the area southwest of Meeks Cabin Dam.”

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UCSO reports they had deputies in the area searching and notifying residents since the night of the chase, on Wednesday July 22, 2020.

The suspect was reportedly spotted by a sheepherder on July 24, 2020 who notified the Sheriff’s Office.

“The suspect was located, with the help of area ranchers, by UCSO Deputies and taken into custody without incident,” Uinta County Law Enforcement says.

Taylor has been booked into the Uinta County Detention Center on a Felony Warrant out of Colorado, Burglary, Felony Eluding with Property Damage in excess of $10,000, Unlawful Use of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Stolen Property.

Courtesy of Uinta County Law Enforcement, Facebook
Courtesy of Uinta County Law Enforcement, Facebook
Courtesy of Uinta County Law Enforcement, Facebook