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2 alleged machete assaults lead to Roy man’s arrest

By Mark Shenefelt - | Jan 17, 2022

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RIVERDALE — Police from four cities converged on a Riverdale parking lot Saturday to arrest a man who allegedly threatened people with a machete at an Ogden Walmart and was in a dispute over a fast-food order in South Ogden.

A man told Ogden police he was in Walmart at 20th Street and Wall Avenue when a man he had parked next to approached him in the store and told him “not to go anywhere.” As the man was getting into his car, he saw the other man, later identified as Greg Morris, 27, now armed with a machete, approaching him. He drove away and called police.

Later, South Ogden police responded to Popeye’s Chicken on Wall, where an employee said a man had been threatening people in the drive-thru lane and then approached the restaurant door, still armed with the weapon.

“The victim stated she was fearful enough to run past customers inside and lock the door to keep Greg from coming in, believing he would harm someone if he was able to get inside,” the arrest affidavit said.

Police found Morris soon after in the parking lot of Chick-fil-A, a few blocks away. An Ogden police arrest affidavit said Morris denied threatening anyone or using a machete. He said he argued with an employee at Popeye’s because she was rude. That woman told officers Morris was being belligerent and employees told him to leave.

Roy police said they found a machete in the back seat of the vehicle where Morris was arrested.

Morris was booked into the Weber County Jail without bail on suspicion of two counts of third-degree felony aggravated assault.

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