Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault After Using Mailbox Flag as Weapon in North Logan Altercation

A man was apprehended in North Logan, Utah, early Monday morning following an alleged physical altercation on Sunday, during which he reportedly employed a mailbox flag as a weapon. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Ross Barton Nelson, was arrested for aggravated assault, as stated in the probable cause statement from the Cache County First District Court.

According to the affidavit, law enforcement officers were dispatched to North Logan in response to a reported physical dispute. The victim, who expressed concerns about his safety, declined to meet the officers in front of his residence, fearing potential gunfire. The victim informed the authorities that Nelson approached him with a weapon and proceeded to stab him. The victim sustained injuries to his chest and wrist, with blood visibly present at the scene.

The probable cause statement reveals that the victim had been dropping off a coworker at her residence when Nelson allegedly made an offensive gesture towards him. The victim exited his vehicle to apologize for a previous issue that had occurred a couple of months prior. However, Nelson purportedly lunged at the victim, as per the documents. Nelson admitted to officers that he had broken a red metal flag off a nearby mailbox in an attempt to “protect himself.” He also confessed to engaging in a physical altercation with the victim. According to the probable cause statement, Nelson claimed that the victim had previously used a derogatory term towards him, which he found difficult to let go.

Initially fleeing the scene, Nelson was later apprehended and transported to the local police department. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Author: CrimeDoor

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