FARMINGTON -- A 31-year-old man admitted to beating up a police officer and is now facing a life sentence in prison.
Joshua Robert Isakson, of Layton, entered guilty pleas Thursday to attempted aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, and two counts of assault, class A misdemeanors. A sentencing hearing is set for May 23.
The attempted aggravated murder charge carries a maximum sentence of life in Utah State Prison.
Isakson is being held in Davis County Jail without bail.
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., Layton.
According to an amended charging document filed on Thursday, Isakson assaulted a woman who was living with him on Aug. 28. He then assaulted a friend of the woman.
He also told witnesses that "he would kill a police officer when one got to the scene," according to court documents.
The police officer was assaulted by Isakson in the hallway and living room of the residence, according to an earlier probable cause statement filed in court.
The officer then discharged his firearm three times, striking Isakson, before the officer was "rendered unconscious," according to the document filed Thursday. The officer needed multiple surgeries following the attack.