Assault suspect moons officers, resists arrest

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (ABC4 News) A Southern Utah man was arrested on a slew of charges after deputies said he assaulted his neighbors and then resisted arrest.

On Sunday, Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Bowler Road in Gunlock on the report of an assault. A woman reported, Daniel Walker, assaulted her and her husband.

According to a probable cause statement, when deputies arrived at his home, Walker “stood on his walkway, he dropped his sweatpants to his ankles while yelling at deputies.” He then “turned around and bent over to a squat position before pulling his pants back up.”

While deputies attempted to take Walker into custody, a physical altercation ensued. Deputies said Walker refused to comply with commands and struggled with officers while they were trying to put him in handcuffs.

At one point during the struggle, documents state, Walker grabbed a deputy’s rifle before it was eventually taken out of his grip. Eventually, deputies were able to subdue him and put him in the back of the patrol vehicle where he “continued to act aggressively by yelling and kicking objects.” 

Deputies noted they could smell alcohol on his breath. 

Walker now faces several charges including assault, criminal mischief and disarming a police officer.

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