Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Man charged with assaulting woman and her raccoon
First Published Aug 01 2014 05:55 pm • Last Updated Aug 02 2014 09:58 pm

A Ballard man was charged with assaulting a woman and throwing her raccoon against a wall.

The 41-year-old man was charged Friday in 8th District Court with domestic violence assault, a third-degree felony, and cruelty to an animal, a class-B misdemeanor.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The evening of July 14 an officer arrived at a home near 1900 N. 1500 East, where a woman told him that she and the man had been in a fight, according to the probable cause statement. The man had called her by his ex-wife’s name, and when she asked him about that, he allegedly grabbed her by her arms and threw her into a wall, according to the statement.

She collapsed to the floor and after they continued to argue, the woman’s pet raccoon hissed at the man, so he grabbed the animal by its collar and threw it into a back room, hitting the wall, the statement adds.

The woman eventually left, went to her ex-husband’s motor home and was taken to the emergency room, according to the statement. She told investigators that she suffered two or three broken ribs.

The man was booked into Uintah County Jail.

Utah law allows people to keep raccoons so long as they have a permit.


Twitter: @mikeypanda

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.