GCSO: Pair arrested after armed robbery at gas station, pursuit

Two people are in custody following a low-speed law enforcement pursuit after one of them allegedly used a knife to effect the theft of cigarettes from the Spanish Trail Shell station and market on Spanish Trail Road just before 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 14.

According to Grand County Sheriff’s Lt. Kim Neal, officers spotted the vehicle the caller described in the area of Spanish Valley Drive and Beeman Road when the pursuit began.

Neal said from there the driver turned onto Highway 191 north before turning into the subdivision just north of Spanish Trail Arena.

Kim said the driver turned onto Southgate and then Willow Tree before he left the road and then fled on foot. Officers quickly caught the man and took him into custody. A female passenger who remained in the car also was taken into custody.

Sheriff’s deputies and Moab Police officers responded to the incident, said Neal, adding there was “no public endangerment” due to the low vehicle speeds involved in the pursuit.

Neal said the 26-year-old man and 29-year-old woman are believed to be from central Utah. They face a multitude of charges, he said.