A Moab man, 48, was arrested Dec. 1 on charges that he assaulted his girlfriend’s son at their home on 100 East, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. The man was also charged with intoxication.
The son, 25, told police that the older man attacked him as he was watching television.
The 48-year-old man said the younger man struck him first, according to the police report.
Police told him they would also request that authorities screen the case for possible charges against the 25-year-old.
Driver cited in truck crash
A semi-tractor trailer driver was issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device after he crashed his vehicle Dec. 8 on U.S. 191.
According to a report from the Utah Highway Patrol, the truck driver failed to notice that the road was coming to an end at Crescent Junction and over-corrected, causing the semi to overturn.
The semi was transporting 70,000 pounds of avocados, according to the UHP report. A passenger in the truck was treated at the scene for minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital, according to the report.
Man arrested on assault charges
A Moab man was arrested Dec. 2 after police investigated a report that he had attempted to strangle a woman at his home the previous night. The woman, 31, told police she did not report the incident on Dec. 1 “out of fear for her life,” according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.
On Dec. 2, the woman told police she was having headaches, difficulty swallowing and was unable to eat due to injuries to her throat, according to the report.
A witness who was at the home told police he heard the woman and the man arguing the previous night and then heard the woman gasping for breath and trying to scream for help. The witness said he saw the man with his arm around the woman’s neck and repeatedly told him to let her go, according to the police report.
The 33-year-old man told police that he and woman argued and she slapped him so he put his arm around her neck and told her to leave the house, according to the report.
The man was arrested and booked into Grand County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony.
Police investigate report of gunfire
Moab City Police officers and deputies with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office investigated a Dec. 6 report of a man firing a rifle in the direction of another man on Powerline Road near Hidden Valley Trail. The man who reported the incident said the other man had left in a vehicle.
The vehicle was spotted heading north near Jackson Street then turned back south before being pulled over by police, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.
The driver told police he was shooting his .22 rifle in the area “like he had for most of his life” and did not intend to fire toward anyone, according to the report.