WEST JORDAN, Utah – Police are searching for a man accused of sexually abusing a child, who fled after a six-hour standoff in a West Jordan neighborhood on Monday.
Albert Chavez, 38, was wanted on a warrant out of West Jordan’s 3rd District Court charging him with aggravated sex abuse of a child. When police went to arrest him at his home near 2000 West 7400 South, police said he was with a child and fled into the home.
“We believe there was a child with him this morning,” West Jordan Police Sgt. Dan Roberts told FOX 13. “We don’t have any reason to suspect that child is anyone other than a family member. But obviously, with the charges that were brought about with the investigation and the warrant, we’re concerned about him being with any child.”
Police began a six-hour standoff until officers got a warrant to break into the house. Neighbors were asked to stay inside their homes or voluntarily evacuate.