FARMINGTON — Both Farmington Junior High and Farmington Elementary schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after a suspect fled from the courthouse, 800 W. State Street, Farmington, as officers were attempting to serve him with a warrant.
The schools were on lockdown for between 15 and 30 minutes, according to Davis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Susan Poulsen.
The suspect was in court on a different matter just before noon when officers realized he was wanted on an outstanding warrant, according to Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hansen, who said the suspect was wanted on several warrants issued by Salt Lake County agencies, including burglary.
As deputies tried to serve him with the warrant, the suspect fled on foot to the parking lot where he got into his vehicle and headed east.
Officers trailed him to the an area near the school where he ditched his vehicle, Poulsen said.
The schools were placed on lockdown and officers from multiple agencies set up a perimeter, where he was found hiding in the garage of a home. Officers from Centerville and Kaysville arrested him.
The suspect, whose name was not released, was taken into custody and could be facing other charges, including fleeing from police.