Man in a wheelchair accused of using pen to stab brother-in-law

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Posted: 11:01 AM- CEDAR CITY - A Cedar City man was arrested Sunday and faces charges of aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing his brother-in-law in the face with a ballpoint pen at True Life Church.

Cedar City Police Sgt. Jerry Womack said the suspect, who uses a wheelchair, was taken to church Sunday by the victim, Norman Smith.

Once at the church, the 30-year-old suspect accused Smith, 33, of trying to turn his son gay and then allegedly stabbed him in the face several times with a pen.

Smith was taken by ambulance to Valley View Medical Center where he was treated for non-lifethreatening wounds.

Womack said the suspect's allegations of Smith trying to turn his son gay appear unfounded.

"Both said [the suspect] was just imagining things," Womack said.

- Mark Havnes