(Layton City, Utah) – Jamie Cleghorn, the woman wanted on more than 40 warrants who led Wyoming authorities on a high speed chase earlier this month and escaped a Utah hospital, has been recaptured.
Layton City Police Sgt. Alex Davis said Cleghorn was located in West Point, Utah at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26.
“A Layton Detective was alerted to Cleghorn’s whereabouts by an anonymous tip,” Davis said. “Cleghorn was found concealed beneath a blanket, in the backseat of a passenger car, driven by her husband, Adam Wheeler.”
She is currently in custody at the Davis County, Utah, Jail for outstanding warrants. Among the charges she faces abroad are stealing the identities of people, manufacturing other identities, passing counterfeit money, possessing drugs, child abuse and giving pornography to children under the age of 10.
On Aug. 12, Hot Springs County law enforcement were alerted to Cleghorn’s presence as she entered the county coming in from Meteetsee. After it became clear she wasn’t going to stop, a high speed chase ensued. Law enforcement chased her through Thermopolis, Wind River Canyon, Shoshoni and into Riverton.
After eluding six spike strips in her Chevy Silverado, Cleghorn side-swiped a civilian Jeep on West Main Street, rolled her vehicle and crashed.
Cleghorn was life-flighted to University of Utah Hospital. On Aug. 14, she was discharged from the hospital without law enforcement being notified. She was on the run for two weeks before being caught.
Davis said Cleghorn’s husband will likely face charges as well.
“Wheeler had previously been contacted regarding her whereabouts and had knowledge that Cleghorn was a wanted fugitive,” he said. “Adam Wheeler will be referred for a criminal charge of obstruction of justice.”
(Photo above is Cleghorn’s booking photo into the Davis County Jail.)