Salt Lake City Police have released body camera footage from an incident at a Millcreek gas station in which an officer attempted to apprehend a man.
The incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on November 3 at a gas station near 1100 E 3300 S.
The officer was on his way to respond to a report of vandalism when he ran a routine license plate check. The license plate check showed that the plate belonged to a vehicle registered by 36-year-old Robert C. Ortega.
Ortega was wanted for a board of pardons warrant for aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.
The bodycam shows the officer following and approaching Ortega at the gas station before attempting to take him into custody.
At one point, the officer deployed a stun gun in an attempt to subdue Ortega, but the stun gun apparently had little to no effect.
Ortega enters a red car as the officer continued to stop Ortega from fleeing. At one point, the officer drew his gun and pointed it at Ortega.
Ortega flees the gas station in the car as the officer briefly draws his weapon again.
Unified Police officers apprehended Ortega and booked him into jail on November 5.