FARMINGTON — No charges will be filed against a man who punched a Layton man who later died after a confrontation at a Clearfield gas station.
In a letter dated on April 18, the Davis County Attorney's Office formally declined to press charges against the man, whose name was redacted in a copy of the letter sent to the Standard-Examiner.
The county attorney's office ruled that there was "insufficient evidence" to prosecute the man. The letter added that the man's actions did not rise to the level of being criminal.
"To the contrary, all the evidence points to the conclusion that (the man's) conduct was legally justified," the letter said.
Clearfield police responded to a reported fight at a Chevron gas station at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. When officers arrived, they found 39-year-old Brandon Stufflebean unconscious and with a serious head injury.
Stufflebean was taken to Davis Hospital via ambulance where he was in extremely critical condition until his death.
According to interviews with witnesses and the Chevron owner, Stufflebean reportedly came into the store and got into an argument with employees over the purchase of a drink. The argument escalated, and Stufflebean was punched once in the face, causing the injury, police said.