Updated: Officer-involved shooting at Parowan truck stop; 1 suspect shot, 2 arrested

PAROWAN – A local police officer fired his gun at a female suspect Thursday morning after she and two male suspects were confronted by authorities while allegedly breaking into several vehicles at the Parowan truck stop. Police were dispatched at around 11:30 a.m. on reports of a vehicle burglary in progress. According to a news release issued by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses reported a female and male actively breaking into vehicles at the Travel America truck stop located near 1150 North 100 West. Officers from the Enoch Police…

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Cedar City mother to stand trial for the death of her 14-month-old daughter

CEDAR CITY – A Cedar City woman facing felony murder in the death of her 14-month-old daughter will stand trial later this year. Fifth District Judge Keith Barnes granted the request for trial Tuesday in the case of Cherokee Dea, who is charged with first-degree murder. She is also facing charges for two counts of child abuse, both second-degree felonies, and child endangerment, a third-degree felony. The 24-year-old pleaded not guilty during a hearing April 24. Dea’s boyfriend Brendan Russell Dalton, 30, has also been charged for the same crime.…

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Arrest leads to questions about possible stolen jewelry

CEDAR CITY – Questions about possible stolen jewelry arose Monday after St. George Police arrested a Cedar City man for several outstanding warrants. Justin Chris Quarenberg was picked up while allegedly trying to pawn several pieces of assorted jewelry, Cedar City Police Detective Sgt. David Evans said. Quarenberg was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on a no-bail hold for the outstanding warrants. The 40-year-old, who has several prior convictions for felony and petty theft, told police he had inherited the jewelry. However, due to his previous criminal…

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Cedar City woman allegedly sets fire to apartment after snorting bath salts

CEDAR CITY – A Cedar City woman allegedly set fire to her basement apartment over the weekend after snorting bath salts, authorities said. Ericka Nichols Gillette was arrested Saturday morning for aggravated arson, a first-degree felony, and assault by a prisoner, a third-degree felony. According to the probable cause statement filed in 5th District Court, Cedar City Police were called to the Mountain View Real Estate building on reports that someone had heard the sound of glass breaking. When officers arrived on scene they discovered a window was broken out…

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Stabbing incident leads to arrest of 2 suspects

CEDAR CITY – A Cedar City man wanted in connection with a stabbing incident last month was arrested Sunday for attempted homicide. Cedar City Police arrested Ryanrigvez Frank Warner for allegedly stabbing a man on March 24. Jose Gilbert Hernandez was also previously arrested on related charges after turning himself in to police the morning after the incident, Cedar City Police Sgt. Jerry Womack said. The probable cause statement filed in conjunction with the proposed arrest warrant state that police were dispatched at around 3:40 a.m. to a home located in the 600…

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