CLEARFIELD -- A man who was released from prison in the morning found himself in jail by late evening and in court the following day charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
Kenneth Odell Floyd, 43, appeared in 2nd District Court on Wednesday, charged with two counts of aggravated assault, third-degree felonies, and one count of unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon, a class A misdemeanor. He is being held in Davis County Jail on no bail.
A felony arraignment hearing is set for April 26.
Clearfield police were dispatched at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday to a fight in the parking lot of a Maverik convenience store at 1015 E. 700 South, said Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist.
Floyd had agreed to meet with his girlfriend in the parking lot, but she brought some friends and her 18-year-old son because she did not want to meet with him alone.
"They had been arguing all day on the phone, and (Floyd) wanted to resolve their issues," Stenquist said.
When Floyd saw the group, he grabbed the woman by the hair and held a knife to her throat, Stenquist said. He also pushed the knife against her son's chest when he tried to help his mother.
An off-duty police officer from Hill Air Force Base who was leaving the convenience store saw what was happening, identified himself and "ran to his truck to get handcuffs and a baton," Stenquist said.
Floyd ran from the scene, but was found by a Clearfield police officer in the area of 1600 E. 1100 South, Stenquist said. Floyd was arrested without incident.
The woman had a small cut on her throat and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
"It was a good thing she brought friends with her, because they witnessed what happened," Stenquist said.
Floyd entered prison in July 2009 after 2nd District Court Judge Glen C. Dawson sentenced him to serve zero to five years at the prison for two third-degree felonies, illegal possession of a controlled substance and escape from official custody.
Officials said Floyd had been released Tuesday morning from Utah State Prison because he reached the end of his sentence as set by the Board of Pardons and Parole.