Man arrested after crime spree in Cedar City


CEDAR CITY (News4Utah) – A man is in custody in Cedar City after, police say, he broke into a school, as well as people’s homes demanding car keys.

“The whole cul-de-sac was full of police cars,” said neighbor Paul Douglas.  

Douglas said it was around 10 p.m. Wednesday when he heard someone trying to get into his house.

“Tried to break it with his foot right there, you see the marks? And we’ve repaired it now, but the door jam was broken,” said Douglas showing News4Utah his door. 

Police say the initial call came from someone who heard noises inside Cedar High School. Surveillance video shows a man shooting a gun inside the school and breaking windows. 

Shortly after, police say that man started entering homes through unlocked doors. 

“One neighbor there said he had actually entered their home, pointed a gun at them, and threatened them, and asked them for keys to their vehicles so they readily gave those up and then another home owner said he was inside their home and had gone to their fridge, and was drinking some orange juice,” said Sgt. Jerry Womack with Cedar City Police Department.

“I had just come home 30 minutes prior, and our door would have been unlocked had I not been there,” said Douglas. 

Talon Sessions, 28, from Wyoming was arrested.

“I finally came outside, they had him right there by the mailbox in handcuffs,” said Douglas. 

“He’s also wanted out of Wyoming for a pharmacy burglary there,” said Womack. 

“Pretty brazen to walk down a street and in a home and walk right through, ” said Douglas. 

Sessions remains in custody and Police are in touch with authorities in Wyoming. He faces 11 counts including  two first degree felonies – aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.

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