Southern Utah man charged in violent attacks on 3 people

Southern Utah man charged in violent attacks on 3 people

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Blanding man accused of beating three people and threatening to kill a fourth now faces a long list of criminal charges.

Tiger Jacob Mose, 24, was charged Monday in San Juan County’s 7th District Court with attempted aggravated murder, three counts of aggravated assault resulting in serious injury, two counts of aggravated robbery, and three counts of aggravated kidnapping, all first-degree felonies. He was also charged with possession of a weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.

On Thursday, police were dispatched to 744 S. 100 East in Blanding on a report of an assault on a man.

“Some of the injuries included what appeared to be shallow cuts across his neck and throat area, a broken nose, and cuts on his face, a fracture on his eye socket,” according to a police affidavit.

While responding to that incident, San Juan County sheriff’s deputies received a report of another person at a different location who had also been assaulted.

“This male had a swollen right eye that he could not see out of and a broken nose. There was a distinct design that looked like a shoe print on the right side of his face. The second victim also had bruises on his abdomen from being kicked resulting in a broken rib,” an affidavit states.

While police were at a local hospital continuing their investigation, they received a report of a third victim.

“When I arrived on scene I found a male lying on his side covered in blood. The male was unconscious but breathing,” according to the affidavit. The third victim’s injuries “included a broken nose, broken eye socket, and bleeding in the brain.”

Blood was also found on the walls, carpet and couch, according to police.

A fourth person, a woman, said she was held at knifepoint by Mose who threatened to kill her and her child, according to the affidavit. All four victims told police they were initially held in a trailer home against their will.

“Tiger and one other suspect escorted victim one to his home with the threat of death to victim one and his family if he did not give the suspects the money requested,” the affidavit states.

Investigators believe Mose was working with at least two other people who are not named in charging documents.

Mose was convicted of assault in November. He was given a suspended prison sentence and placed on probation, according to court records.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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