CRIME

Salt Lake City Metro Gang Unit arrests parole fugitive

Aug 26, 2021, 9:11 PM

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Metro Gang Unit arrested a parole fugitive after a brief chase Thursday evening. 

Tristan Harper, 25, was wanted on a robbery warrant. He was spotted in the area of 1700 South and 700 West when the chase began.

Authorities performed a cold spike on his car, but Harper fled. His car became disabled in the area of Redwood Road and California Avenue.

Harper then fled on foot and jumped into the Jordan River in an effort to escape from authorities.

Once Harper got out of the water, a K-9 officer took him into custody.

Harper’s mother was the only other person in the car with him.

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