Three Men Arrested After ‘Huge Fight’
On Sunday night a brawl broke out between neighbors in West Valley City. Gary Cross, his son, and his brother were angry with a neighbor about some property that they claimed to be theirs, but would not be returned. At about 8:30 Sunday night Cross and his relatives stormed into their neighbor’s apartment, and the fight broke out, one of them men was allegedly armed with a knife. The victim and the three men were all injured in the fight, but it is not known to what extent. The three men were all booked into Salt Lake County Jail on investigation of attempted murder and aggravated burglary.
Violent Crimes in Utah
One of the main focuses of the criminal justice system in this country is to punish and deter the use of violence. This situation with Gary Cross and his family is obviously a case of violence that we as a society should try and avoid. The charges against the three men are very serious, and could result in serious jail time if convicted. Aggravated burglary alone is a first degree felony that could carry a penalty of five years to life in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The likely theory behind the aggravated burglary charges against Cross and his family members is that they caused bodily injury in committing a burglary or they used a dangerous weapon while committing a burglary.
Utah Criminal Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent crime in Utah then it is important that you have an attorney to help you defend your case. Utah prosecutors are very aggressive in their prosecution of violent criminals and there is usually very little mercy from the courts. With an attorney from Salcido Law Firm on your side you can be sure that you will get the best outcome available to you and that your attorney will have your best interest in mind. Call us today for a free consultation. 801.618.1334