BREAKING: Manhunt under way for Wyoming fugitives who fired on law enforcement in Milburn

Law enforcement agencies from across the state swarm the Milburn area in a manhunt for two Wyoming fugitives who fired on deputies this morning.


BREAKING: Manhunt under way for Wyoming fugitives who fired on law enforcement in Milburn


By Robert Stevens

Managing editor




MILBURN—A manhunt is under way in Milburn for a pair of Wyoming fugitives who fired shots at local law enforcement today.

Brett Gilman Johnson, 51, and Jamie Carol Gleghorn, 41, are being sought by multiple anciencies after shooting at local law enforcement during an attempt to serve warrants on the two this morning.

Authorities in the Milburn area after the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) attempted to serve warrants on the individuals at a Milburn residence and were fired upon during the interaction.

Deputies from the SCSO and Fairview police officers approached a residence in Milburn at 8:45 a.m. to apprehend Johnson and Cleghorn, who are both fugitives from Wyoming, and were fired upon, says the SCSO.

The gunshots were initially reported to have come from a handgun, but it is unknown if there are other firearms are involved and the SCSO says the pair should be considered armed and dangerous.

Witnesses saw Johnson and Cleghorn flee to the east into thickly wooded areas. Local authorities were joined by outside agencies such as Utah County SWAT, Spanish Fork Police Department, UHP and many others in an effort to pursue and capture the two suspects, both of which are believed to be armed and dangerous.

At least two helicopters and one airplane are searching the area from the air and dozens of law enforcement officers from Sanpete and neighboring counties are staging for a search of the area. K-9 units are being called in for the search, as well as local individuals familiar with the area for the search.

The containment area spans several square miles, and was expanded shortly before noon.

The Messenger arrived on the scene at 10 a.m. but was moved further from the area before noon as the authorities expanded the containment area.

Ambulances were dispatched to the containment area for precautionary measures, and an AirMed helicopter arrived at approximately 11 a.m. for additional medical support in the event of injuries.

Residents in the Milburn area should call 911 or the Sanpete County Dispatch (435-835-2345) if any unknown people are observed in the area.

Look to our upcoming issue of the Sanpete Messenger for expanded coverage of the manhunt.

A helicopter searches from the air for two Wyoming fugitives who fired on local law enforcement. It is one of several aircraft taking part in the search.