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Suspected fugitive back in jail

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Source: CVDaily Feed
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LOGAN — A 27-year-old man arrested in California and wanted for assault and probation violations, was extradited back to Cache Valley and booked into the Cache County Jail.

Chad Laughlin was booked into jail Thursday night on a third-degree felony charge of failing to obey a law enforcement officer.

On March 5, Laughlin was arrested by police in Barstow California after they received a tip he was staying at a local motel. He was found at a nearby mobile home park with a woman, later identified as his sister.

The white pickup truck Laughlin was driving traced back to a vehicle reported stolen. He was arrested on charges of possession of stolen property and grand theft auto.

Smithfield City Police had asked for the public’s help, locating Laughlin after he was released from Logan Regional Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit, February 11. He was picked up by a family member, who he later reportedly assaulted, before fleeing.

February 7, Laughlin barricaded himself in an office building restroom and threatened to commit suicide. After approximately an hour of negotiations with police, he came out and was turned over to medical personnel for treatment.

Laughlin is being held without bail. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in 1st District Court.