Layton marijuana sale goes bad

Friday , June 27, 2014 - 3:06 PM

LAYTON --- Police are searching for a teenager who beat up another teen and stole $600 in cash, a duffle bag and a Samsung Galaxy tablet in a drug deal that went bad. 

Meanwhile an 18-year-old man who drove the teenager who is accused of assaulting the other teenager to Layton has been booked in the Davis County Jail on one count of distribution of marijuana, a second-degree felony. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Police arrested Timothy Antonio Valdez of Layton early Thursday morning after questioning him about the assault that was witnessed by several people, according to a probable cause statement filed with the Davis County Jail. 

Layton Police Sgt. John Holden said officers were called on Wednesday at 8:34 p.m.. to 2075 N. Main about a robbery. Witnesses saw one juvenile assault another juvenile, then steal items from the one who was injured. 

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The victim was taken to a local hospital with a concussion. Witnesses gave police a partial license plate number and the victim also told police Valdez was one the two who approached him.  

Valdez was located at his home and admitted he drove a friend to Layton with the understanding that his friend was going to sell a pound and a half of marijuana. He said his friend agreed to pay $100 for transportation and Valdez would receive proceeds from the distribution of the marijuana, according to the document. 

But when they arrived at the Layton address, the teenager assaulted the other teenager and “stole his property and cash,” according to the document. 

Valdez told police he “became scared and ran to his vehicle and his friend followed,” according to the document. Valdez dropped off his friend in Clearfield.

Police are looking for the teenager, Holden said.

The Davis County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case before filing any formal charges against Valdez in 2nd District Court. 

Contact reporter Loretta Park at 801-625-4252 or lpark@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LorettaParkSE. Like her on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/SELorettaPark.

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