Washington City man accused of stealing Jeep, pawning items inside

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WASHINGTON CITY – Police arrested a man Tuesday accused of vehicle theft, threatening another person and domestic violence.

Kevin King Kerry, of Washington, Utah,  booking photo posted Jan. 6, 2015 | Photo  courtesy of the Washington City Police Department, St. George News
Kevin Kerry King, of Washington, Utah, booking photo posted Jan. 6, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington City Police Department, St. George News

Washington City Police responded to a report of a stolen Jeep in the area of 600 N. Main the night of Dec. 31. The Jeep was located the following morning on New Year’s Day and its owner told police items inside the jeep had been taken, according to a probable cause statement written by Washington City Police Officer C. Prince.

While responding to a report of a possible theft in the Warm Springs Drive area, a witness told police that 60-year-old Kevin Kerry King had allegedly been the one who had stolen the Jeep and some of the items in inside of it.

The night of the incident King allegedly hit the witness over the head with a glass bottle, according to the probable cause statement. During the incident, King allegedly threatened another man and told him he was going to “gut” him, causing the man to fear for his life, the statement said.

The Jeep was left in the Washington Walmart parking lot, located at 625 W. Telegraph Street, after it had been wiped down for finger prints.

The witness told police King had taken the items to be pawned on Tuesday and received approximately $100 for them. The pawned items were verified by the Jeep’s owner as the items taken from the vehicle.

During the incident, King allegedly coerced a person into pawning the items taken from the Jeep and made threats of violence, according to a statement from Public Information Officer Ed Kantor.

King was arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on a second-degree felony count of theft of a motor vehicle; a third-degree felony count of domestic violence aggravated assault; and three misdemeanor charges related to a threat of violence. According to court records, King had his initial appearance in Fifth District Court Wednesday and his bail was set at $6,000.

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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  • Sweet Jude January 8, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    If he wanted to “gut” the other guy, wouldn’t he have just “gutted” him without saying it? Sounds like the guy who was supposedly going to be “gutted” is a grown man still wearing a diaper.

  • groanattack January 8, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Another piece of dumb pie off the streets.

  • IN THE GAME January 8, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Looks like they caught the “Gutter.” I heard they snuck up on him from the right and a little low.

  • jeeper January 8, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Kinda funny…it was found THREE days later, it was NEVER checked for prints, and I NEVER verified anything at the pawn shop. Who’s the stoner writing this stuff pulling information out of the air? What other stories have been made up by this joker? Check your sources pal!!!

    • Mean Momma January 9, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Tell us the REAL story Jeeper!

    • Jon R. Cocktoasten January 9, 2015 at 7:33 am

      “Jeeper” you are obviously an associate of this loser and choose to attack the author of the article to defend your lover’s honor… Really, you know the facts of the case and they may not be written as you know them but the author of the article is providing the community a service and he is writing based on the facts or information he is given. Sooooo, why don’t you reevaluate your life and the people you associate with so the next article isn’t about you! Oh and shut your pie hole!

  • jeeper January 8, 2015 at 8:46 pm


    • GOTSOLDOUT January 9, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      Your the idiot

      • luv4dogs January 10, 2015 at 9:27 am


        • Evil Twins Mommy January 10, 2015 at 12:45 pm


          • luv4dogs January 10, 2015 at 9:38 pm

            Your what?

      • Jeeper January 10, 2015 at 11:06 am

        I’m the idiot? Check your grammar you loser…

  • Mean Momma January 8, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    His initials are KKK…. Just sayin’

  • Just Me.... January 9, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Raised eyebrows, wide eyed, trying to look ‘present’….isn’t this the look of every saturated liver? If they want to prevent him from stealing cars then mandatory alcohol treatment might be a good start.

  • ladybugavenger January 9, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Isn’t there a time in a persons life where they say, bad frickn idea? I guess not.., I suppose there are some white collar criminals that have been criminals for a long time and they are old too. Losers!

  • Jeeper January 9, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Jon, you are a moron, it was MY Jeep you idiot so yeah I know the details so get bent…. Retard

  • Evil Twins Mommy January 9, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Ahhh yes another candidate for city council. Fundraiser.!

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