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Samantha Sorensen, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024
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Ayan Mohamud, Writer • May 15, 2024

Indiana truck driver kills Santaquin police officer

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Sunday, May 5, 42-year-old truck driver Micheal Aaron Jayne from Garrett, Indiana was the subject of a 911 call, which stated someone was standing on the back of his trucking rig as he drove North on Interstate 15. Santaquin Police Sgt. Bill Hooser responded to the call, and once he arrived, he began to help a woman allegedly kidnapped by Jayne, who had escaped from the sleeper section of his trailer. It was during this when Jayne drove his rig into Sgt. Hooser, who died later on the scene.

Jayne fled the area and allegedly stole multiple vehicles in an attempt to escape police. He first ran to a Maverik gas station, where he found an unlocked semi truck with the keys still inside, which he then drove to a home in Mt. Pleasant. He entered this home through the garage and stole a pair of boots as well as a set of keys to a Ford F250, which he drove as he tried to evade police all the way to Vernal.

Police were able to get Jayne to lose control of the vehicle and crash, and he was then apprehended. He was taken to the hospital for about a week to be treated for his injuries, and he was arrested afterward on the following Saturday. He was arrested on the suspicions of kidnapping, burglary, vehicle theft, failure to respond to an officer’s signal to stop, as well as aggravated murder of a law enforcement officer. Sgt. Hooser leaves behind a devastated family of a wife, two daughters, and one granddaughter.

Sources:

https://apnews.com/article/utah-police-killing-michael-aaron-jayne-f9c778e441e76f79e3772be600489925

https://www.foxnews.com/us/utah-police-officer-killed-semi-truck-suspect-arrested-hours-long-manhunt

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Samantha Sorensen, Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Samantha Sorensen and I am a sophomore at Hunter High School. Some things I like to do for fun are hang out with friends and family, watch movies, and go shopping. My interest for journalism started when I took a speech and debate class during my freshman year of high school. I discovered that I like arguing a point and trying to make a change, but I didn't like the competition. I feel that because of this, Journalism is a better fit for me, because I can write influential stories and prove a point but without the competition and arguing, and so far I am really enjoying this class. This school year I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things, and I am hoping to broaden my horizons in journalism.

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