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SALT LAKE CITY -- Two people who may have taken games too seriously are now in jail. They were arrested in separate incidents.
One of the suspects, Zachery Frank King of Cedar City, appeared in 5th District Court for a preliminary hearing Monday.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, police say King was playing "Dungeons and Dragons" with two friends -- Logan Bryson and Daniel Shokrian -- at Shokrian's home on May 30. Investigators claim King left, returned in the middle of the night with a hammer and attacked both friends. Shokrian lost his ability to read and write.
A Cedar City detective says one of the victims had acted cocky as the Dungeon Master. There also may have been some jealousy over a girl who King and Bryson both knew.
King pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a count of aggravated burglary. He remains in the Iron County Jail.
In a separate incident, an Orem man is accused of threatening his nephew and slapping a woman after losing a game of UNO Saturday night.
Orem police say the 58-year-old man had been drinking and playing cards with his nephew and the nephew's wife in his home near 400 East and 1800 South.
The Tribune reports that around 10:30 p.m. the suspect became agitated and smacked the woman in the head. As the woman and the suspect's nephew were leaving, the man allegedly threatened them with a large kitchen knife.
Police arrested the suspect on suspicion of aggravated assault, as well as for three outstanding warrants of aggravated assault, simple assault and driving under the influence.