The Moab City Police Department last week apprehended a fugitive who was wanted on felony rape charges.
Bradley Allen West was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 26, after the U.S. Marshals Service informed the police department that the 41-year-old man was either living in – or passing through – Moab.
Moab City Police Officer Braydon Palmer initiated the department’s efforts to find West. He subsequently located a St. George construction company’s vehicle that matched the description of the one that West was reportedly using, according to a police report on the incident.
After Palmer notified Moab City Police Chief Jim Winder that he’d found the vehicle, Winder responded to the scene at a local motel and monitored the vehicle. Palmer, meanwhile, contacted the motel’s staff, who confirmed that West was staying in a room at the motel, police reported.
Shortly afterwards, Winder advised Palmer that the suspect had exited the building and attempted to enter the vehicle. After his identity was confirmed, West was taken to the Grand County Jail and booked on an outstanding $100,000 felony warrant for multiple sexual offenses.
Staff at the motel later approached Winder and voiced concerns that West had been seen viewing child pornography on a motel computer that faces a security camera in the lobby. The motel released the computer to authorities, who booked it into evidence, police reported.
The incident remains under investigation.
Bradley West booked on felony warrant for multiple sexual offenses