KAMAS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - The Summit County Sheriff's Office says a Kamas man was arrested and now faces hate crime charges over an assault on a gay couple.
Officials say deputies were dispatched to a Kamas home on Tuesday evening in response to reports of a fight going on.
Upon arrival, County officials say deputies found three men that required medical attention, having suffered from lacerations and bruising.
During their investigation, deputies say 40-year-old Travis Gentry was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail for assault, which was enhanced as a hate crime.
The two victims told investigators that they were acquainted with Gentry, and that they were working together on Gentry's property.
At some time during the evening, investigators say Gentry saw them while in a romantic encounter within a utility shed on Gentry's property.
Summit County officials say that at that time, the victims were allegedly assaulted by Gentry.
During the investigation, County officials say Gentry referred to the victims with derogatory sexual orientation slang, which enhanced the deputies' suspicion of a hate crime.
Gentry was being held on $25,000.00 bond in the Summit County Sheriff's Office Jail.
----Information from: The Summit County Sheriff's Office.