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Sandy man arrested, accused of stabbing girlfriend in face, chest

A Sandy man was arrested Sunday after police say stabbed his live-in girlfriend in the face and chest in the presence of her child.

A Sandy man was arrested Sunday after police say stabbed his live-in girlfriend in the face and chest in the presence of her child. (Rafa Jodar, Shutterstock)

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SANDY — A Sandy man was arrested Sunday after police say he had his girlfriend sit in a chair, then stabbed her in the face and chest.

Charles Oshodi, 34, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of attempted murder, domestic violence in the presence of a child, three counts of spitting at officers and interfering with an arrest.

Sandy police responded to the area of 650 East and 7800 South Sunday night after someone called 911 and then hung up the phone. When officers arrived at the apartment, they said they heard a woman screaming inside.

A 9-year-old boy opened the door for police. The boy told officers that Oshodi "took his mom's phone and said that his mom was going to die," according to a police booking affidavit. Police could see the woman sitting on the stairs, bleeding from her chest and face.

When officers entered the apartment, they said Oshodi refused to follow their commands. He grabbed his jacket "and got a handful of pills out of the pocket, which he was able to take," according to the affidavit, which does not say what kind of pills were ingested. He then allegedly fought with officers who attempted to arrest him. After being placed in handcuffs, Oshodi continued to resist and spit on three officers, the affidavit says.

The woman was taken to a local hospital. Police say her injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. She told detectives that she and Oshodi, her live-in boyfriend, had been fighting for a week.

On Sunday, Oshodi "jammed a chair in front of the door and made (the woman) sit in the chair. He got a knife from the kitchen sink that was described as having a silver blade that was 6 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide," the affidavit states. "Charles began gesturing toward (the woman) with the knife, acting as if he was going to stab her. He then actually stabbed (her) in the nose and chest."

Police also noted that Oshodi "has threatened members of the public with a machete in the last few days" and they requested that he be held in jail, without bail, pending the filing of formal criminal charges.

Oshodi was convicted of drug possession and interfering with an arresting officer in February for fighting with police after being arrested in another case, according to court records. In September, after refusing to leave a Midvale bar, Oshodi also refused to obey the commands of officers who tried to escort him out. An officer was forced to "drive stun" Oshodi in the leg to get him into the officer's patrol car, prompting Oshodi to kick the officer, the charges state. He was sentenced to two years of probation in that case.

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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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