Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Diversity Watch: Qaiyim Hill Captured By Salt Lake Cops; Was Wanted For Armed Robbery, Larceny, And Drug Dealing

Looks like we've got us a full market basket of TNB here. Salt Lake County sheriff's deputies have captured a man wanted for armed robbery, larceny, drug dealing, and, by the time they're done with him, may toss him for a host of other charges as well. But the Utah Jazz might want him as well, because he can sure jump. Full story published in the Deseret News and KSL Channel 5. Story of his capture just posted on KSL.

The incident began on Sunday June 1st around 7 P.M. when Qaiyim Hill, 22, a 6-foot-1 200 pound black man with braided hair, forced his way into his former girlfriend's apartment near 850 W. and 3900 South and refused to leave. The woman's mother was in the apartment at the time. When Salt Lake County Sheriff's deputies arrived, Hill fled from the second to the third story and jumped over the railing to the ground where more deputies were waiting. A deputy used his Taser on Hill, but it was ineffective and he fled to the nearby Jordan River where he hid in the underbrush.

Officers and K9 officers from at least six jurisdictions and the Department of Public Safety helicopter swarmed the area, but Hill was able to slip past them and doubleback to the apartment complex where he kicked in the door of a vacant apartment. But a deputy spotted Hill, and he again jumped, this time from the second story, and ran from the area. However, on the afternoon of June 3rd, he was spotted and captured at the Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City.

Hill has warrants out for his arrest in Utah and Nevada for armed robbery, drug dealing, and larceny.

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