Man accused of assault during drug-related incident

Jun 14 2013 - 6:17pm



WOODS CROSS -- A 30-year-old man is accused of beating up another man and stealing his car after a drug deal went bad, according to a probable cause statement.

Woods Cross Police Chief Greg Butler declined Friday morning to discuss the arrest of Gary Lee Lambson of Salt Lake City and referred media calls to the Davis County Attorney's Office. The county attorney's office released the "probable cause statement at the time of arrest" document to the Standard-Examiner later Friday morning.

Lambson was arrested by Woods Cross Police at 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday in the Kmart parking lot in Woods Cross and booked in the Davis County Jail at 3:12 a.m. Thursday. He is being held in lieu of a $15,000 bail. He was booked on aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. The Davis County Attorney's Office is reviewing the case before filing formal charges in 2nd District Court.

According to the probable cause statement, Ronald White called police Wednesday night to report an assault at his home in Woods Cross.

White told police "he had been part of a drug deal in which approximately $1,900 had been stolen," according to the document.

Earlier Wednesday, Rica Lori Cesspooch gave White $3,000 for Lortab pills, but White's " 'people' took the money without giving any pills," according to the document.

Later Wednesday night, Lambson along with Cesspooch and another man drove to White's house in Woods Cross to "discuss recouping some of the lost money," according to the document.

At some point, White and Lambson got into a physical fight and White was punched in the face, losing consciousness, according to the document. White said Lambson hit him with a pull up bar, but Lambson claimed White had the pull up bar and that is why he hit him in the face.

Lambson then took the keys to White's Cadillac and drove off, with the other two people following him in another car, according to the document. White told police he ran out of the door, and yelled "they better not steal his car or he would get the cops involved."

White was transported to Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful with head injuries, according to the document.

Cesspooch was booked by Woods Cross police Wednesday at 11 p.m. on one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and one count of defective equipment. She has since bailed out of jail.

According to the probable case document filed for Lambson's case, Cesspooch's "initial acting of trying to purchase $3,000 worth of Lortab pills for someone else created a chain reaction of criminal activity all related to the initial incident."

The county attorney's office is reviewing her case before filing formal charges in 2nd District Court.

The entire case is still under investigation.

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