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Two charged in Riverton pepper spray incident that injured dozens
Walmart » Nearly 80 customers and employees were hurt.
First Published Oct 10 2012 11:26 am • Last Updated Jan 14 2013 11:32 pm

Two 20-year-olds who allegedly walked into a Riverton Walmart and let loose with a can of pepper-spray, injuring dozens of people, have been charged.

Jordan Ryan Crane, 20, of Herriman, was charged in West Jordan’s 3rd District Court with causing a catastrophe, a second-degree felony, obstructing justice, a third-degree felony, and four counts of surreptitious administration of substance, a class A misdemeanor. Madison Valorie Durrant, 20, of Riverton, was charged with obstructing justice, a third-degree felony.

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Police say when Crane and Durrant entered the Walmart at 13502 S. Hamilton View (3600 West) on Sept. 15, Crane removed a canister containing Durrant’s "jogger spray" from her purse and wandered around the store spraying it, according to the charging documents.

Authorities said video surveillance showed that Crane kept the canister down by his side and sprayed it behind him as he looked around.

The store had to be evacuated after the incident injured nearly 80 customers and employees, most of whom were treated at the scene, police said.

However, four individuals required additional treatment at a hospital.

At some point, Durrant took the canister from Crane and put it back into her purse. When the two drove away in Durrant’s vehicle, police said Durrant told Crane to throw the canister out the window along the Bacchus Highway.


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