Man who brought bow and arrow to protest in Salt Lake City to spend a year in jail

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The man who made national headlines after threatening protestors in Salt Lake City with a bow and arrow was sentenced on Monday.

Brandon McCormick, 57, was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to two third-degree felony charges, aggravated assault, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person back in September.

Brandon McCormick, 57

McCormick was given 0-5 years in prison which was suspended upon successful completion of 3-years probation, paying a $5,000 Fine, and after spending 365 days in the Salt Lake County Jail.

McCormick has been in jail since his arrest on June 4. He was not given credit for the time already served and he will not be allowed any early release on an ankle monitor.

McCormick was originally charged with two additional counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and threat or use of a dangerous weapon in a fight, but those were dismissed in a plea deal.

McCormick was charged after showing up on May 30 to the protests that turned into riots in downtown Salt Lake City. Witnesses told police they saw him with a bow and arrow and was threatening to discharge them into a crowd of protestors.

The man was confronted by protestors and eventually was physically assaulted as the crowds tried to stop him from shooting arrows at people.

On Thursday, June 4, police arrested McCormick as the Salt Lake District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges against him.

The judge in McCormick’s sentencing also imposed additional restrictions, those have not yet been released.

McCormick also faces an assault charge from May 5 in Taylorsville. His next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 18. The details of that case were not available.


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