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Teen won't be charged
for killing intruder
The Iron County Attorney's Office has decided not to file criminal charges against the 17-year-old boy who stabbed and killed a man who tried to take his family hostage. County Attorney Scott Garrett said in a news release that the family "under these facts, did nothing wrong" during the Aug. 23 home invasion outside Cedar City. On that day, Curtiss Jay Harris Jr., a former employee of the family's construction company, was armed with a handgun when he broke into the home in the early morning and used duct tape to restrain the teenager. He then went to the master bedroom where the parents slept and began struggling with the father. The teenager broke free and stabbed Harris to death with a hunting knife
in Weber County
An Ogden man was electrocuted early Friday while trying to repair a water pump. Ronald L. Thompson, 48, was pronounced dead at McKay-Dee Hospital after being shocked by the pump. Thompson and a co-worker at Great Salt Lake Minerals Corp. in northwest Weber County were repairing the high-voltage pump. The co-worker left Thompson alone and when he returned Thompson was lying in a pool of water, said sheriff's Sgt. Dale Bridges
Man is struck by car, killed in Springville
A man died Friday morning when a car struck him on Main Street in Springville. Ty Shifrer, 50, died about 7 a.m. at the scene. Police said Shifrer, of Springville, was trying to catch a bus when the southbound car hit him near 600 North. The impact propelled Shifrer's body about 130 feet, police said. As of Friday morning, no charges had been filed against the 22-year-old driver.
Fracas at gas station
leads to carjacking
A fight at a Salt Lake City gas station early Friday culminated in a carjacking and police chase. A Mitsubishi Eclipse and a Cadillac pulled into the Tesoro at 502 E. 2100 South about 1:30 a.m., and the occupants got out and started arguing, police said. The driver of the Eclipse tried to hit one of the other car's occupants with a brick, then jumped into the Cadillac and started to drive away - swerving and almost hitting another occupant from the Cadillac, according to police. The Cadillac headed east from the gas station, and a police officer later spotted it on the 1200 East block of Parkway Avenue. The driver stopped the car, but then fled on foot into the neighborhood, police said. A police dog named Jango tracked the suspect, who was hiding behind a garage. The man tried to climb a fence into another yard, but Jango grabbed him by the leg and pulled him down. He was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of carjacking and assault.
in Kiplyn Davis case
A new preliminary hearing date has been scheduled for the man accused of murdering missing Spanish Fork teenager Kiplyn Davis. Timmy Brent Olsen will begin a four-day preliminary hearing on the murder charges on Dec. 5 in Provo's 4th District Court. The proceedings were set to begin Friday, but delays in the sentencing for Olsen's federal perjury conviction forced the rescheduling. Olsen was convicted in U.S. District Court of 15 perjury counts on July 19 for lying during the investigation of Davis' disappearance in 1995. He faces up to five years of incarceration for each count and is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 21.