Man pleads guilty to impersonating an officer, assault

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man who reportedly threatened several people with a handgun, impersonated an officer and trespassed into a residence pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Tyler Seth Goodman of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted June 21, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Tyler Seth Goodman of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted June 21, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Tyler Seth Goodman, 26, went before Fifth District Court Judge Eric Ludlow in shackles Tuesday morning for his resolution hearing. He pleaded guilty to four third-degree felony counts of aggravated assault and one class-B misdemeanor for impersonating an officer.

His review hearing has been set for Sept. 2.

On June 21, after flashing a handgun at a woman and her son near the 2450 East Park, Goodman reportedly said he was with the police and intruded into a nearby resident’s garage, where a group of people were located, according to the probable cause statement filed by St. George Police Officer Cody Layton in connection with the arrest. When Goodman was asked to leave, he reportedly pulled a concealed handgun and pointed it at the people in the garage.

One of the men was able to grab the gun and disarm it, according to the police statement. The police arrived on scene and arrested Goodman shortly thereafter.

Goodman has been incarcerated at Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility since his arrest. He previously came before Judge Ludlow for a change of plea hearing on July 14.

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