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Preliminary hearing set for man shot in Utah emergency room

Published June 30, 2014 10:54 am

Courts • Jason Burr was shot by corrections officer after allegedly brandishing guns.
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Logan •A preliminary hearing has been set for the Utah man who was shot and wounded after allegedly brandishing handguns in a North Logan emergency room.

Jason James Burr, 34, is charged in Logan's 1st District Court with eight criminal charges after the May 16 incident: one count of attempted aggravated robbery, three charges of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of purchase or use of a firearm by a restricted person and two charges of carrying a concealed, dangerous and loaded weapon.

Burr, shackled and wearing a pink jail jumpsuit with "CCSO Inmate Max" printed on the back, made a brief court appearance Monday, where a July 30 preliminary hearing was set.

At that hearing, prosecutors will present evidence and testimony in the case. A judge will then decide whether there is probable cause for Burr to stand trial on the charges.

Burr allegedly entered the Cache Valley Hospital on May 16, and made unspecified demands and produced two handguns, according to North Park Police.

Hospital security tried to talk down Burr, but at some point, he confronted one of two Adult Probation and Parole agents who were in the hospital foyer. The suspect allegedly pointed his weapons toward the agent and four shots were fired; Burr was struck three times.

He was flown to University Hospital in Salt Lake City in critical but stable condition. He was released from the hospital and booked into jail in early June.

The Utah Department of Corrections said that the AP&P officers happened to be at the hospital on an unrelated matter. Both agents have been cleared in the shooting, and have returned to work.

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