Lengthy Pursuit Ends in Arrest in Uintah County

An early morning pursuit ended in arrest during the early morning hours in Uintah County. According to Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit began after a BIA officer attempted to stop a passenger car for speeding at approximately 2:45am on 6500 East in Fort Duchesne. The vehicle sped away and the chase was on. A handgun was fired from the fleeing vehicle and the pursuit continued around Fort Duchesne reaching speeds of 90 mph before heading east on Highway 40 towards Vernal. Uintah County deputies joined the pursuit as the vehicle reached speeds exceeding 100 mph as items were being thrown from the fleeing vehicle. Before reaching Vernal, a Vernal City Police Officer successfully deflated one of the vehicle’s tires by deploying tire spikes. The car continued to flee through Vernal before stopping on a dead end road at 700 South 500 East. 27-year-old Jarvis C. Cuch, of Fort Duchesne, and two juveniles were taken into custody. Cuch was booked into jail on charges including Failure to Stop at the Command of Police Officer, Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Weapon Possession, Obstruction of Justice, DUI, and Child Endangerment, among other offenses. Cuch is listed as a fugitive with the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The juveniles were taken to Split Mountain Youth Detention Center and have been released to family. 


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.