LAYTON -- A man who was shot after allegedly attacking a Layton police officer last month faces multiple charges.
Joshua Robert Isakson, 30, was formally arrested Monday at McKay-Dee Hospital, where he was a patient, on suspicion of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, three counts of domestic violence assault, and interference with an arresting officer.
Isakson was being held in Davis County Jail's medical unit Tuesday without bond. He is slated to make his first appearance Wednesday in 2nd District Court in Farmington.
Isakson was shot by a Layton police officer who responded in the early morning hours of Aug. 28 to a domestic violence situation at 565 E. Miller Ave. When police arrived, Isakson had allegedly dragged the female victim across the street to a residence at 566 E. Miller Ave.
The police officer was assaulted by Isakson in the hallway and living room of the residence, according to a probable cause statement filed in court Tuesday. The officer then discharged his firearm three times, striking Isakson twice.
"Victim police officer reported thinking the defendant was going to kill him if he were to lose consciousness and knew that the defendant's intent was to kill him," the statement says.
The officer, who was not identified in the statement, was transported by ambulance to a hospital and treated for blunt force trauma to the neck and head.
Isakson's mother, who witnessed the incident, reported that her son said several times he was going to kill the police officer.
"Defendant's mother, when asked, stated to investigating officers that she believed the officer's life was in danger at the time of the assualt, and when asked if she believed her son was going to kill the police officer at the time of the assault, she responded, "Oh, yeah, he was just going at him"."
Isakson also assaulted three other people immediately before police arrived, the probable cause statement indicates.