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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.  


Police & Fire

Ogden police investigating after woman gets shot in leg Wednesday

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Cline said officers did not yet have a clear story of what happened and could not confirm whether there was any foul play involved.


Police & Fire

Woman escapes man who allegedly threatened her with a gun Tuesday in Ogden

Dayton William Rogers

Chase Farris, 24, was booked into Weber County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping and assault after a Jan. 17 incident in central Ogden Tuesday morning. 


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Man accused of holding 4 adults, 3 children hostage in Ogden

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Frank Jimenez, Jr., has been charged with several counts of kidnapping, among other charges, relating to a Jan. 12 incident on Adams Avenue in Ogden. 


Police & Fire

Two cows slow traffic, kept off I-15 in Clearfield Monday afternoon

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Usually it’s the chickens that try to cross the road, but Monday afternoon officials had to keep two cows from crossing Interstate 15 in Clearfield.


Courts

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

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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.


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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.


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5 years after Matthew Stewart's death, mother still hopes to clear son's name

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Five years ago, a shootout left left Army veteran Matthew Stewart and Ogden police officer Jared Francom dead. Stewart’s mother acknowledges she still feels betrayed by an institution she used to trust.


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