Police say a man tried and failed to run from them on Tuesday as he attempted to escape a warrant for running from police.
The 26-year-old man appeared in Midvale Justice Court on a traffic charge, and while he was there, a bailiff informed the judge that the man had a $25,000 warrant. The warrant was for failure to stop at the command of a police officer, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.
But when the bailiff tried to take the man into custody about 11:30 a.m., he ran. Since Midvale Elementary School and Midvale Middle School were nearby, the schools were locked down so the man couldn't get inside as police looked for him, Hoyal said.