South Ogden attempted-murder suspect in court

Tuesday , August 12, 2014 - 1:22 PM

OGDEN -- A man accused of trying to kill his roommate in a fight over money last week was brought to a hearing Tuesday in 2nd District Court.

Randy Jorgensen, 60, is charged with attempted murder, a first-degree felony, for reportedly breaking down his roommate's door  in South Ogden with a sledgehammer and stabbing his leg with a knife.

Jorgensen's court date to determine whether he will opt out of a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. Jorgensen was silent as he stood in his Weber County jail jumpsuit before Judge Scott Hadley.

Jorgensen reportedly admitted to police he was trying to kill his roommate in their shared residence at 5201 S. 1350 East. The roommate reportedly escaped and called police in the early morning hours of Aug. 5.

Jorgensen made his initial court appearance Aug. 7. His bail is set at $25,000.

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

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