Man arrested after stealing car, major auto theft and using iPhone tracker to find in Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A man was arrested after stealing a car from a Salt Lake City gas station on Wednesday.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was 33-year-old Andrew Philip Taylor.

The victim first reported that his car was stolen around 8:50 a.m. The victim said his cell phone was still inside the car when Taylor stole it.

Deputies were able to use the man’s “Find My iPhone” feature to track down the suspect’s whereabouts. The suspect was found in the parking lot of a church in Jeremy Ranch.

When authorities asked Taylor to get out of the vehicle, he accelerated instead, leading the soldiers into a chase.

As Taylor accelerated down Daybreak Drive, another driver pulled out of their driveway, blocking the suspect’s driving lane.

To avoid hitting the truck, the suspect serviced his car, lost control and crashed into a tree in front of someone’s house.

The suspect then left the stolen car and began to flee on foot. He walked through several residential yards before soldiers could taser him and take him into custody.

Taylor was arrested and is currently being held in Summit County Jail on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, and three terms.