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Man who police say rammed police car now faces charges

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SALT LAKE CITY — A documented gang member who police say rammed one of their vehicles while trying to escape now faces several felonies.

Ian Anderson, 36, of Sandy, was charged Monday in 3rd District Court with two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, a first-degree felony; failing to stop for an officer, a third-degree felony; and giving false information to an officer, a class A misdemeanor.

On Aug. 22, police were looking for Anderson, who was a wanted fugitive, according to charging documents, and spotted him leaving his home.

When officers moved in to stop him, Anderson rammed a police vehicle in his Mercedes and fled, the charges state. The ensuing chase went through several cities before ending near 600 West and 3900 South.

Anderson then tried to run from police through an apartment complex parking lot, but was captured a short time later with the help of a police K-9, according to charging documents. Investigators found Anderson was carrying cocaine and meth, the charges state.

After he was arrested, Anderson told police he knew he had “some” warrants out for his arrest.

“I wasn’t trying to hurt nobody, I was just trying to evade you … and get on with my life,” he told officers, according to the charges.