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After hourslong standoff at West Jordan home, police determine individual not home

After hourslong standoff at West Jordan home, police determine individual not home

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WEST JORDAN — After saying they believed a wanted man had barricaded himself inside a West Jordan home, police said Saturday that SWAT had cleared the residence and he was not present.

Sandy police said they responded to reports of an aggravated assault at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment complex at 8870 S. State St. One person at the residence sustained an apparent stab wound and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Officials later identified Jesse David, 34, who was allegedly involved in the incident, and went to his home near 7850 S. Palladium Dr., according to West Jordan police.

Police deployed a SWAT team to make contact with David, but eventually determined he was not in the home. West Jordan police tweeted they are clearing the scene and "anyone who needs to get back into the area should be able to do so."

Utah court records show David pleaded guilty to assault, a class B misdemeanor, in 2012. According to charging documents in the case, prosecutors alleged he drunkenly entered his cohabitant’s bedroom before he “repeatedly slammed the bedroom door on her, striking her several times on her back and head.”

Prosecutors also alleged David had struck three others who tried to intervene. A second assault charge was dropped in the case. He also pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor, in 2016 in relation to a 2015 incident.

He was charged with assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child in two other cases — once in 2012 and again in 2015 — but charges were eventually dropped in both cases, according to court records.

Police are now asking for the public's help in locating David. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Sandy police at 801-799-3000 or 911 if you see him.

Contributing: Carter Williams,


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