Police arrest alleged St. George gunman on attempted murder warrant

St. George Police officers responding to the report of a gunshot at a residence in downtown St. George, Utah, Feb. 16, 21016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The investigation of a Tuesday night shooting incident in downtown St. George concluded Thursday with the arrest of a Washington City man and alleged gang member on a warrant issued for attempted murder.

Andy Johnathan Cambron, of Washington, Utah, booking photo posted Feb. 18, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Andy Johnathan Cambron, of Washington, Utah, booking photo posted Feb. 18, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Police arrested 27-year-old Andy Johnathan Cambron during a traffic stop in the industrial area of South River Road, according to a media statement issued by the St. George Police Department Thursday afternoon.

Cambron was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on three second-degree felony counts of attempted murder, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and drug distribution, along with a class A misdemeanor for use of a dangerous weapon in a fight.

The charges stem from an incident reported around 11 p.m. Tuesday in which an altercation between two individuals at an apartment complex on the 200 South block of Main Street in St. George led to gunfire.

Through the course of the investigation police learned that the altercation began during an alleged drug deal, according to a probable cause statement filed by the St. George Police Department in support of an arrest warrant.

A witness told police that Cambron, whom the witness said he had known for approximately one year, came to his apartment to sell him $30 worth of crystal meth, the police report stated. After Cambron had been at the residence for 10 to 15 minutes, he and the witness began arguing about the quantity and price of the drugs.

Cambron allegedly told the witness, “Let’s go outside,” according to the statement, where Cambron then pulled a pistol from behind his back, pointed it at the witness and fired one round.

The witness told police he “saw the explosion, heard the shot and felt something hot on his head,” the report stated. The bullet grazed the witness’ head above his left temple, causing minor injuries. He was later transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for treatment.

After firing the gun, Cambron fled the scene in a black vehicle. A warrant for Cambron’s arrest was subsequently issued Thursday by 5th District Court Judge John Walton.

“Mr. Cambron is restricted from possessing a dangerous weapon,” according to the police department’s media release issued following Cambron’s arrest. “He has been convicted of both aggravated assault and assault on a police officer in the past and is known to be part of a criminal street gang.”

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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11 Comments

  • ladybugavenger February 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Mexican with an LA tattoo, in a gang, selling dope, and shooting off his pistol like the coward he is. #thuglifeisalosinglife

    • RealMcCoy February 19, 2016 at 11:49 am

      Hey, let’s not offend anyone.
      #ThugLivesMatter

      • .... February 22, 2016 at 9:44 am

        Hey RealMcBoy LOL ! You offend everybody

      • .... February 23, 2016 at 8:57 am

        #yourlifedoesntmatter

    • .... February 20, 2016 at 4:22 am

      Yeah right tell again your not bias

      • ladybugavenger February 20, 2016 at 10:15 am

        Absolutely! I’m not not a thug or a gang member and I don’t shoot at people. #thuglivesinjailmatter

    • .... February 20, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      hey ladybiasbug a few months ago there was a Native American that has several gang tattoos and was selling drugs and got arrested for discharging a firearm that resulted in the death of a 12 yr old child .but to a racist like you that’s okay because he’s not white or black or a Mexican
      Your always quick to jump on the hate wagon when somebody does something wrong as long as it’s a white or black or a mexican !

      • ladybugavenger February 21, 2016 at 9:42 am

        You got me all wrong! I don’t recall a story like that but if true, I wouldn’t have defended him nor would I defend him based on being Native American.

        • RealMcCoy February 22, 2016 at 10:50 am

          I think dot boy is off his meds.
          He can’t even string together a half-cohesive troll message now.
          #AllLivesMatter
          #DotBoyMustBeMad

  • sagemoon February 19, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Let’s hope this loser goes to prison for a long time. He’s caused enough trouble in this community.

    • .... February 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      sage absolutely he belongs in prison for his actions. but not because he’s a Mexican as according to ladybug !

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