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.
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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