Police arrest two men during investigation into Juab County shooting

The Juab County Sheriff’s office is investigating the killing of a man who was found Friday along the Brush Wellman Highway in the desert in west Juab County.

A news release from the Sheriff’s office said residents in Nephi City reported that a man had been shot and his body left somewhere in the west desert. After investigations by the Juab County Sheriff’s Office, the Millard County Sheriff’s Office, the Nephi City Police Department and the Juab County Search and Rescue, the victim’s body was located. He has been identified as Michael Caussey, 50, of Santaquin.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting. One man was arrested on charges of murder, obstruction of justice and desecration of a human body. The other man, who had to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, was arrested on charges of desecration of a human body. Both men were booked into the Juab County Jail.

The Sheriff’s Office said the investigation into Caussey’s death is ongoing.

Return to Story