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Five jailed after mugging at Liberty Park

Local (Wasatch Front)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – One person was injured and five were arrested after a mugging at Liberty Park Sunday night.

Police dispatch received a call about a strong-arm robbery around 9:15 p.m. Police said a group of five males encountered the victim in the park, assaulted him and took his phone, backpack and cash.

Another person tried to intervene, and when he did, he was also assaulted.

When bike officers arrived, they saw a group of five males in the area that matched the descriptions of the suspects. Police said the victim identified them as the suspects and the victim’s belongings were found on their person.

The initial victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Zion Gadson,18, Robert Williams,18, Jaelyn Fountain, 20, and Joevany Ravelo-Harris,19, were transported to jail and booked for aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. A 14-year-old was taken to juvenile detention and booked on aggravated assault and aggravated robbery charges.  

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