Utah man wanted in connection to domestic violence incident in custody

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GREEN RIVER, Utah (ABC4 News) – A man wanted by the Emery County Sheriff’s Office in relation to a domestic violence incident involving criminal mischief and theft in Green River was arrested. 

Police received information that Kevin Thomas Candley was driving a silver Audi and was in possession of multiple firearms and some stolen property. 

Officials say an attempt to locate (ATL) Candley was broadcast to all area law enforcement. 

While working traffic control at a gas line break on Highway 191 South of Moab, an officer from Moab City Police saw a vehicle that matched the ATL description driving southbound. He followed the vehicle and found that the license plate matched the description provided in the ATL.

Authorities say additional units from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County Sherrif’s Office, and Utah Highway Patrol joined the first officer and as they carried out a felony stop. 

Crandley complied with the officer’s commands to step out of his vehicle, according to police. When he stepped out, police say he had on a tactile vest with two loaded handguns in holsters secured to his vest. He also had a hatchet, a fixed blade knife, and a pair of scissors in his vest. 

Authorities found a shotgun on the passenger seat in Crandley’s vehicle along with property that had been reported stolen during their search. 

Crandley was initially taken into custody and held at the Grand County Sheriff’s office jail and was later picked up by investigators from the Emery County Sheriff’s Office. 

If you or someone you know is in a dangerous, domestic situation there is free and confidential help. Support for victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence is available 24/7: 1-800-897-LINK (5465) or at udvc.org or SVSUtah.org. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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