Courts

5 years after shootout, Ogden police better equipped, 'more cautious'

0714 Matthew Stewart Followup 13-10

A gun battle between the Ogden police strike force and Matthew Stewart killed 1 officer and wounded...

Courts

Feds: Utah man illegally made machine-gun converters for AR-15 rifles

Scott Ray Bishop

A grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday, Jan. 18 charged Scott Ray Bishop, 47, with a felony count of manufacturing and dealing the converters without having registered and paid required taxes. A second charge says Bishop illegally possessed and transferred the converters from April 5, 2013...


Courts

Bravo Arts Academy day care worker pleads not guilty to child abuse charge

BS 170105 Bravo Riverdale

Alexander Jones, a 20-year-old Bravo Arts Academy day care worker, pleaded not guilty to a class B misdemeanor count of child abuse consisting of injury and recklessness.


Courts

Layton man accused of murder has bail, preliminary hearing date set Wednesday

FRITZ, CHRISTOPHER S.

Christopher Scott Fritz is accused of shooting his roommate — 24-year-old Taylor VanCamp — multiple times Dec. 19 at their Layton home.


Courts

Plea negotiations ongoing in drug case against former Ogden police officer

Don Henry Johnson

Don Henry Johnson’s attorney said she needs more time to go over evidence before he accepts a plea deal or a trial is scheduled.  


Courts

Ex-Farmington firefighter's sexual harassment suit headed to District Court

MS 011617 Farmington Fire Station 03

Sarah Mojazza contended she reported in 2012 that a fellow probationary firefighter repeatedly harassed her, asking her to have sex, sending her inappropriate text messages and touching her breasts and buttocks.


Courts

Ogden man involved in Wendover police shootout charged with attempted murder

Anthony Christopher Martinez

Anthony Christopher Martinez has been charges with two counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and a charge of possessing an explosive or incendiary device. In charging documents filed Nov. 18, prosecutors said police found a crudely made explosive device in Martinez’s car...


Courts

Attorney: West Bountiful man accused of child sex abuse treated more severely

Elliott, Thomas

The attorney for Joseph Jardine says his client is being treated differently in two counties for a similar alleged act. The attorney wants the sex abuse charges in Davis County to be dismissed or reduced.


Police & Fire

5 years after shootout, Ogden police better equipped, 'more cautious'

0714 Matthew Stewart Followup 13-10

A gun battle between the Ogden police strike force and Matthew Stewart killed 1 officer and wounded 5. That incident forced the police department to accept a new reality: “...even though we knew terrible things could happen, I don’t think we really believed it.”


Courts

20-year-old pleads guilty to child kidnapping charge in Clinton home invasion

Martinez, Luis

Luis Angel Martinez and two other men are accused of entering a Clinton home on Oct. 25, 2015, where police say they kidnapped a woman and her son. 


Courts

USU, Sigma Chi chapter deny allegations in fraternity house rape lawsuit

Sigma Chi Gamma Kappa fraternity house

A female student, who was 19 when she was assaulted July 11, 2015, at USU’s Sigma Chi house off campus, alleged in her U.S. District Court suit that the defendants failed to act on reports of heavy alcohol abuse and sexual assaults at two Utah State University fraternity houses.


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