Two people face felony charges after altercation at LDS dress shop

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Two people are facing felony charges, including making terroristic threats, after an altercation at a bridal store. 

According to charging documents, Ivy Allen Grant, 22, and Ashley Eden Ayers, 31, went to the LatterDayBride store at 360 West 300 South with their mom to buy her a dress. One of the employees told the mom she needed an appointment, but the mom started to try on dresses anyway.

When the employee told her to stop, she got upset and shoved the employee while raising her fist. 

Police said Grant stopped his mother from hitting the employee and the group was told to leave immediately. As they were being escorted from the store Grant said he was going to come back and “blow it up”. It was soon discovered by employees that Ayers had left her purse in the store, according to documents. 

The woman who was assaulted told police that after they left, Ayers and Grant returned to the store to get her purse and was told it was given to police. Ayers told the employee, “give me my bag!” and punched her in the face in both eyes, grabbed her hair and smashed her face into the counter.

While on the ground Ayers kicked the woman and stomped on her chest. In the meantime, Grant was holding back other employees who were trying to help their coworker, according to charging documents.

The woman was able to get off the ground and Ayers started running around the store looking for her purse, but it was not there. 

The documents further state that Ayers contacted police to get her purse back and when they met up, both Ayers and Grant were arrested. 

Grant was charged with first-degree felony aggravated burglary and third-degree threat of terrorism and Ayers was charged with third-degree felony aggravated burglary.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill was uncertain if the mom would face charges and said the aggravated part of Ayers burglary charge is for the assault.

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