Police Chase Man Wanted in Theft Investigation Through Price City


A man fleeing from authorities led multiple agencies on a high-speed chase through Price on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Price City Police Captain Bill Barnes, an attempt to locate was sent out by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office for a man allegedly involved in an investigation of thefts within the county. Shortly after, Price City Sergeant Brandon Sicilia witnessed the man, reported as Murry Olsen, near 4th East in Price. Sicilia maneuvered to follow Murry, turning on his lights and attempting a stop.

According to reports, Murry, of Price, allegedly sped up after the attempted stop, speeding through various stop signs and driving “recklessly” through a church parking lot, which had children in the area.

Murry finally stopped the vehicle at a Price residence where he had been staying, parking the vehicle and entering the home. Sicilia, along with Carbon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tory Christiansen, approached the home and knocked, requesting Murry to exit the residence.

After a time, Murry exited the home and was arrested without incident. Murry was booked into the Carbon County Jail on charges of failure to respond to an officer signal, a third-degree felony, as well as driving on a revoked license, a Class B misdemeanor.

According to Captain Barnes, the vehicle Murry was driving belongs to the homeowners he had been staying with and had been taken without permission. The homeowners have not pressed charges against Murry at this time.

The Carbon County Attorney will review the case to determine formal charges regarding the incident.


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