A West Jordan man who was arrested last Christmas Eve after a high speed chase was charged Friday in 4th District Court.
The 42-year-old man is accused of fleeing from police after he and an accomplice allegedly stole tools from Wal-Mart in Springville on Dec. 24, according to a probable cause statement.
The chase began in the Wal-Mart's parking lot when a Springville police officer ordered the suspects, whom a store security guard had seen stealing the tools, to stop pulling out of their parking space.
Instead, they drove past the police officer and accelerated directly at two store security guards, who managed to avoid the oncoming car. The suspects' vehicle hit two parked cars as they sped out of the parking lot.