Suspect in Provo home violence case in custody after carjacking, chase

Tyson Blaine Gurr. Photo: Utah County Jail

PROVO, Utah, April 27, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) – A suspect in a Utah County domestic violence case is in custody after evading police on Monday in a series of car chases that followed the alleged attack on a Woman in a hotel room in Provo

A probable cause statement filed in Utah County said Tyson Blaine Gurr, 35, of Springville, was charged with:

  • Theft of a firearm or working vehicle, a second degree crime
  • Attack involving serious bodily harm, a class A offense.
  • Do not stop on law enforcement orders, commit a Class A.
  • Domestic violence in the presence of a child, a class B.
  • Criminal mischief, a class B offense.

At around 9:40 p.m. Monday, officials were sent to the Little Suites Motel in Provo to report on domestic violence in a room, according to the probable cause.

“Upon arrival, the officers were able to meet with the female victim and her 5-year-old child,” the statement said. “She was obviously upset and crying,” telling investigators that Tyson Gurr attacked her during a heated argument.

“The victim said she could break free of him, secure her child and lock herself in the bathroom until he left,” the statement said. “The 5-year-old was present throughout the argument.”

A short time later, the suspect was in another motel, the PC statement said, and as he approached his vehicle, “the officers activated their red and blue emergency lights to signal the stop. Gurr fled on foot and officers chased him about 300 meters before losing sight of him, ”police said

“After your defendant escaped the police on foot, he found a man and a woman in another car in a nearby apartment complex, sat in the back seat and told them, ‘I don’t want to hurt you, but I need your car. ‘”the statement said. “After a brief argument, the couple relented out of fear and your defendant sped off in his vehicle.”

Gurr eventually crashed the stolen car in Orem and escaped on foot once.

After explaining the probable cause, the “The defendant agreed to meet the police. “And” under Miranda “admitted to pushing the victim, but did not want to talk further about this incident.”

Gurr also allegedly admitted “fleeing the police when he was contacted last night but declined to speak about the vehicle theft”.

He will face additional costs related to this incident, the PC statement said.

Gurr was taken to Utah County Jail, where he is being held without bail. He was recently released from prison and is on parole and has gang ties, the statement said.

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