Man who stabbed vacationer in the Uintas pleads guilty, but mentally ill

Local News

UPDATE: Charles Hendricks, 45, of Evanston, Wyoming entered a guilty plea but mentally ill to first-degree felony attempted murder last Thursday in Summit County. 

The crime is punishable by a prison term of 5-year-to-life at the Utah State Prison. 

Hendricks is scheduled to be sentenced Feb 25. 

—ORIGINAL—

SUMMIT COUNTY (News4Utah) – A man was vacationing in the Uintas with family when he was stabbed by a stranger Saturday morning. Police say the two men had never met, and there was absolutely no provocation for the attack. 

Police say they were called at about 9:45am Saturday and learned from witnesses that 45 year-old Charles Hendricks and the 62 year-old victim passed each other in the doorway of a small convenience store at the Bear River Lodge. Hendricks turned suddenly and stabbed the 62 year-old once in the neck. 

Police say Hendricks was restrained by witnesses and has been arrested and charged with attempted murder; he is from Wyoming and police say he’s had prior run-ins with law enforcement. 

Police say the victim was in the convenience store buying treats for his grandchildren. He was initially air-lifted to the hospital in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to stable condition. 

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Hide Custom HTML H2 CSS