ST. GEORGE – A St. George man was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated burglary for attacking another man with a shovel handle and hitting his ex-girlfriend Tuesday night.
Cameron Carson, 25, had discovered the home where his ex-girlfriend was visiting with a male companion. He was allegedly able to enter the home through an unlocked door and is accused of proceeding to beat the man with a shovel handle and then hit him with his fists. The woman ran out of the house and Carson allegedly pursued her into the parking lot where he began to hit her, as well.
Captain James Van Fleet of the St. George Police Department said a concerned neighbor got between Carson and the woman, and detained Carson until the police arrived at 11:30 p.m. and arrested him
Van Fleet said Carson was booked into jail on two counts of aggravated assault for the attacks on the man and the ex-girlfriend, and one count of aggravated burglary for entering the home uninvited and with a weapon.
Carson’s bail has been set at $300,000. Van Fleet explained the police felt the high rate was necessary in order to keep the ex-girlfriend safe, and the judge was contacted to approve the bail amount.
Minor injuries were sustained by the ex-girlfriend, and the male victim was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center for some cuts and bruises, Van Fleet added.
Van Fleet also praised the neighbor who took action and stopped Carson.
“We’re very fortunate to have good citizens like this in St. George,” Van Fleet said.
* Persons accused are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.
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