OGDEN -- A passerby noticed a woman fall down in the street around 10:30 a.m. Thursday near Iowa Avenue and 30th Street and called the cops.
Now, 27-year-old Brady Alexander Seward sits in the Weber County Jail, booked on suspected assault with substantial injury.
The typical assault charge is a class B misdemeanor, said Ogden Police Lt. Tim Scott, but this incident ranked as a more serious class A misdemeanor because the woman suffered significant blunt force trauma and possible broken ribs. The victim was transported to an area hospital.
According to the Weber County Jail roster, the 6-foot, 2-inch, 155-pound Seward sports several tattoos, with "T H I N" on the fingers of his right hand and "L I N E" on the fingers of his left hand. A tattoo on his neck reads "screwed up," and his right arm bears the number "50" while his left arm reads "51."
Court documents indicate previous run-ins with the law starting in 2004 with a drug paraphernalia charge, and a drug possession charge in 2006. At that time Seward was court-ordered to obtain his GED and to complete any required substance abuse treatment.
In 2010, Seward was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia and less than an ounce of marijuana. Both charges were later dismissed.
A 2010 case also showed Megan Seward seeking a protective order against him. That case was also dismissed.
Thursday's alleged assault involved a different woman, Ely said, and was not categorized as domestic violence because she and Seward evidently were not living together.
Scott said Friday night that he was unaware whether formal charges had been filed yet.
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