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A wanted person gets arrested at the liquor store in Vernal


Posted by Travis Uresk | April 15th, 2023 | Warrants & Drugs |


By Travis Uresk

4/15/23


Vernal, Ut.- On 4/13/23, a tip was called in regarding a wanted person traveling East on Main Street. It was reported the man was driving a white Nissan Murano who was wanted for two active state-wide warrants for his arrest.

Officer Randall saw a white Murano traveling East on Main Street around 550 East Main. He saw a male he knew from prior incidents, 29-year-old McKade Martin Hall driving the vehicle.

Hall pulled into the State Liquor store at 675 East Main Street.

Officer Randall and Trooper Searle pulled into the parking lot and saw Hall exit his vehicle from the driver's side. Hall began to walk towards the store's entrance when Trooper Searle stopped Hall from entering the store.

Officer Randall and Trooper Searle grabbed Hall's arms and placed them behind his back. Officer Elmer attempted to place Hall in handcuffs, but Hall straightened out his arm, making it difficult to put him into handcuffs. Once Hall was handcuffed, he was searched.

They found a glass pipe with brown and white residue in Hall's front right pocket. The type of pipe they found is consistent in the consumption of methamphetamine. The white residue in the pipe was consistent with methamphetamine.

Officer Randall and Naples City Police Officer Roth escorted Hall to a Vernal City Police vehicle, where they gave him orders to get in the truck. Hall refused.

Hall pushed against the patrol vehicle with his legs, attempting to resist and delay his arrest. Hall was then escorted to the UHP patrol vehicle, where he was given orders to get in. Hall again refused. Multiple Officers tried to place him into the patrol vehicle, but Hall again refused.

An escort van from the Uintah County Jail arrived on the scene, and Hall was placed in the van and taken to the Uintah County Jail.

Due to finding a meth pipe on Hall's person and seeing him driving a vehicle, a DUI investigation was started. Officer Randall requested a blood test to determine his drug content.

Hall refused the chemical test, so Officer Randall applied for a blood draw search warrant. The warrant was granted, and the Officer attempted to serve the warrant on Hall.

Hall continued lying on the ground and didn't respond to Officer Randall's questions or requests. He asked Hall if he was refusing to comply with the search warrant, and Hall didn't respond. They did not force Hall to comply with the blood draw.

A criminal history check was done on Hall, and noted he had a felony drug conviction in 2022.

McKade Hall was booked into the Uintah County Jail on the following charges:

One count Possession of Schedule I or II Controlled Substance/Analog

One count Driving with Measurable Controlled Substance.

One count Refusing a Chemical Test.

One count of Use Or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

One count of Interfering with Arresting Officer.

One count of Interfering with Public Servant.

McKade Hall was out on a temporary release during this incident. Due to prior convictions, McKade was charged with another felony from this incident. McKade had two active state-wide warrants at the time of his arrest.







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