Ogden boss allegedly tries to punch worker, rams his truck
OGDEN — A 77-year-old business owner allegedly tried to punch an employee, fired him, then repeatedly crashed his vehicle into the worker’s truck while he was in it, according to charging documents.
Sam Taylor Evans of Layton was booked and released from the Weber County Jail this week on charges of third-degree felony aggravated assault and class B misdemeanor assault related to the Dec. 3 incident.
An Ogden police probable cause statement said officers responded to reports of “two reckless drivers running into each other” near 30th Street and Wall Avenue.
During an altercation at the truck accessories business in the 3200 block of Wall, Evans allegedly twice tried to punch the employee, said he was fired and told him to leave, charging documents said.
The employee told police Evans “has done this several times over the years that he had worked for him,” so he decided to leave to let Evans “cool off” and return later to talk to him, according to the charges.
The man said he drove around for a few minutes and was at the corner of 33rd and Lincoln Avenue when Evans allegedly rammed his truck into the back of the fired worker’s truck. Evans allegedly tried to ram the man’s truck twice more, then sped past him as police were arriving.
“No comment because it is an ongoing case,” Evans’ attorney, Ron Nichols, said Thursday. “However, it does look like all parties are working toward a positive outcome.”