Hearing held for man accused of violence at Maverik store

Wednesday , July 23, 2014 - 5:34 PM

FARMINGTON — A man accused of stealing from a Maverik County Store, then assaulting an employee and responding police officers, stood in 2nd District Court Tuesday. 

Harley Moss, 27, was arrested in June for allegedly growing violent after being confronted about eating a hot dog and candy inside the Clearfield convenience store and then trying to leave without paying. 

Moss’s attorney, Julie George, said in court Tuesday she would need time to review the surveillance footage from the Maverik store. Another hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 26 before Judge Glen Dawson. Moss is currently out of custody.

Moss is charged with robbery, a second-degree felony, and two counts each of assaulting a police officer and assaulting a health care provider — all class A misdemeanors. He is also accused of carrying illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia with him, both class B misdemeanors. 

An off-duty officer from the Salt Lake County sheriff’s office had noticed the confrontation and responded to restrain Moss, who reportedly tried to assault Clearfield officers as they arrived. Moss reportedly slammed his head on the ground and tried to bite a police officer and an emergency medical technician as he was taken away. He also allegedly assaulted medical personnel at Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton after he was transported there.  

Moss was also carrying spice and drug paraphernalia with him at the time, police said. The charges against Moss were upgraded from simple shoplifting or theft to robbery because he was violent with the employee, Clearfield Police Chief Mike Stenquist told the Standard-Examiner in June.

Contact reporter Ben Lockhart at 801-625-4221 or blockhart@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_Lockhart. Like him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blockhartSE. 

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