WEST JORDAN — A West Jordan judge has ruled that Clark Aposhian must stay away from his ex-wife and her new husband, but Utah's top gun lobbyist will get his firearms back.
After two run-ins since 2010 between Aposhian and Ronald Meyer, who is married to Aposhian's ex-wife, a 3rd District Court judge ordered Tuesday that a temporary civil stalking injunction issued earlier this year will remain in place for three years.
Aposhian still lives in the neighborhood but must stay at least 150 feet away from his ex-wife, Natalie Meyer, and her husband.
The judge did not uphold an addendum to the injunction that required Aposhian to hand over his huge stock of firearms.
"The fact that (Aposhian) carries a firearm does not lead this court to believe that he will inevitably use the firearm on (Ronald Meyer) or that such an end is logically unavoidable," court documents state.
The injunction was filed earlier this year after Aposhian visited his former neighborhood on Memorial Day in a large "Deuce and a Half" military vehicle, backing into his old driveway before leaving the area.
An argument between Aposhian and Ronald Meyer followed later in the day, and when Aposhian returned to the house, he was arrested. Ronald Meyer claimed Aposhian threatened, "I'll be by to crush your cars and bury you," and "I'll end you."
Aposhian is also accused of keeping watch outside Meyer's house at 12:30 a.m. in May 2010, shortly after Ronald and Natalie Meyer began dating, court documents state.
When Ronald Meyer left the house, Aposhian approached his vehicle, shining a flashlight and holding his hand as if he had a weapon, asking about his relationship with Natalie Meyer. The couple had separated in 2008.