A Clearfield man who led police on a high-speed chase in August across a country club golf course was sentenced Tuesday in 2nd District Court to two prison terms.
Brian Eames, 26, was sentenced to one to 15 years on a forgery charge and zero to five years on a count of failure to stop at the command of a police officer.Eames was being pursued by Utah Highway Patrol troopers and other law enforcement officers Aug. 16 after the armed robbery of a convenience store on U.S. 89 in Layton.
The chase, which reached speeds of 90 mph, went south on U.S. 89 and then veered into Kaysville. It ended when Eames drove his vehicle, still being pursued, across the Oakridge Country Club golf course and crashed into a tree.
He fled on foot and, evading the troopers, hid in a nearby house. Police found him when an 11-year-old girl ran from the house and told them a man was upstairs. Police said they found Eames hiding in a closet.
The day after his arrest, according to jail records, Eames slit his wrists with a razor in an apparent suicide attempt in the jail.
Eames pleaded guilty to one count of forgery, a second-degree felony, in return for having two other forgery counts dismissed. He also pleaded guilty to the evading charge in return for having a second-degree felony theft charge dismissed.
Judge Rodney S. Page sentenced Eames to prison, ordering him to pay $300 restitution on the forgery charge and $250 restitution to the country club for damage to the fairway.