Naked man shot multiple times trying to enter home

CEDAR CITY – A naked man was shot with a handgun Tuesday after he allegedly tried to enter a home in Iron County, authorities said. Washington County resident Christian Holbert, 24, was shot multiple times after he reportedly kicked in the front door refusing to leave even after the homeowners ordered him to do so. “The victims are elderly and felt threatened by him and his demeanor. As a result, they did what they felt they had to do to protect themselves,” Iron County Sheriff Lt. Del Schlosser said. The suspect would not…

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No jury verdict yet in aggravated child sex abuse case

CEDAR CITY – Jury deliberations will resume Friday in the trial of a Cedar City man accused of sexually abusing a child while babysitting her. The 8-member panel had only been deliberating for about two hours before they decided to take an overnight break. The jury’s decision came after listening for two days to gut-wrenching testimony and shocking details involving sex abuse of a 9-year-old girl. Blane Scott Fredrick, 56, was arrested Oct. 20, 2013 following a police interview where court records state he allegedly admitted to touching the victim…

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Armed Iron County resident makes citizen’s arrest in connection with alleged burglary and arson

The Iron County Sheriff is pointing to the Second Amendment as the reason one man is in jail Saturday night following an incident earlier in the day that ended with a resident making a citizen’s arrest at gunpoint. Cedar City resident Michael Lamoyne Cross, 49, was booked into the Iron County Correctional Facility Saturday morning after an Iron County resident made a citizen’s arrest. The resident, who is employed with a security company, was armed at the time. He then drove the suspect to jail, turning him over to deputies,…

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