A man was hospitalized with minor injuries Wednesday after taking a bullet from an officer in Sanpete County.
Sanpete County dispatchers got a call about a stolen vehicle about 3 a.m. Wednesday, said county attorney Brody Keisel. About four hours later, Sanpete County sheriff's officers came upon the vehicle with the driver, David Searle, still inside, Keisel said.
The vehicle was on a county dirt road about two miles east of Spring City, a small community between Mount Pleasant and Ephraim, added Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Thayne Carlisle. Searle, 43, lives in Spring City.
The sheriff's officers called the UHP and Ephraim police for backup and to set up a perimeter. But when the officers tried to apprehend Searle, at some point a trooper shot him, Carlisle said.