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Ogden, Utah — The Ogden Police Department released bodycam footage of a man disarming and assaulting officers during an arrest on May 29. The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Dana Lydell Smith of Clearfield. On on May 29, 2022 shortly before 8:00 AM Ogden City Police Officers and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the area of 3500 Wall Ave. Multiple callers were reporting that a male suspect had punched a pregnant female in the face. The victim was reported to be bleeding from the nose and mouth, and the suspect leaving the area on foot. The suspect was reported to be walking towards a business located in the 3600 block of Wall Ave, and was located by responding uniformed officers at that location. When the first officer made contact with Smith, he ran, and the officer chased him on foot. Following a brief foot pursuit, the officers attempted to take Smith into custody.
During the attempt, you can see the officers on the ground where one officer under Smith is actively attempting to protect his firearm from being taken. At one point Smith managed to release the firearm from the holster as the officer continued to maintain some level of control over Smith’s arm and gun, keeping it between him and the ground and preventing Smith from taking his own life or firing at the officers. In the video, you can hear an audible gunshot. The gun was fired one time and neither Smith nor the officer were struck. Following the gunshot, Officers utilized a trier to effectively take Smith into custody. Smith was transported to a local hospital for evaluation after which he was booked into the Weber County Jail for the following charges: Assault on a Police Officer, Disarming a Police Officer, Failure to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer, Interfering with a Police Officer, Failure to disclose identity, Felony discharge of a firearm. Smith has an extensive felonious criminal history and was on felony probation with Adult Probation and Parole at the time of this incident.
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