A man was arrested after the police reportedly discovered him armed in an apartment building where they found hundreds of pills, as well as guns and ammunition in his residence.
On the afternoon of October 9, the authorities received a call from someone who lives at the Sugarmont Apartments in Salt Lake City. The caller informed them that one of the neighbors was behaving strangely and needed help. They also reported that they were pretty sure he had a gun.
The police additionally received calls from others regarding the situation.
Officers from the Salt Lake City Police Department headed to the address, and when they arrived, they secured the area to make sure no one would be harmed if the suspect had a firearm.
It was reported that the man pointed a gun at a family of four in the hallway of the building.
The man walked out of his apartment and allegedly had the gun in his hand.
The officers reportedly told him to drop the weapon, and the man was cooperative. He let the police know that he thought someone was in his apartment that shouldn’t be there.
When the officers went into the residence, they did not find anyone, but noted that it was “filled with empty containers of alcohol(ic) beverages.” They also allegedly located hundreds of Xanax pills, several hundred unidentified pills, just over 2 grams of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.
The suspect was taken into custody on suspicion of four felony counts of third-degree felony aggravated assault, four third-degree felony counts of possessing a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, one second-degree felony count of possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute, one class B misdemeanor for use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and one class A misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance.
He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail, and he is being held without bail.
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