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Police wait for autopsy in death

BOUNTIFUL — Police are waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine what caused the death of a 15-year-old boy Friday night.

Bountiful Police Lt. Sol Oberg said authorities still don’t know what killed Monty Davis.

The teen was found unconscious outside of Oak Hills Elementary School 1235 E. 600 South. Friends reported that had been playing about 9:30 p.m., when Davis sat down and appeared to fall asleep. They tried, but couldn’t wake him up.

His friends called 911 and emergency personnel found him unresponsive. He was flown by medical helicopter to Primary Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead late Friday night.

Hong pleads not guilty

FARMINGTON — A man charged with nine counts of sexual abuse of a child pleaded not guilty on Monday.

Jason Thomas Hong, 26, was in 2nd District Court, charged with four first-degree felonies of sodomy on a child, two first-degree felonies of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and three second-degree felonies of sexual abuse of a child.

Court documents allege that Hong committed the acts between 2001 and 2005. The victim was under 14 at the time.

Layton Police located Hong last month and arrested him.

He is being held in the Davis County Jail on $25,000 bail.

Drug charges for Neely

FARMINGTON — A man was arrested on drug charges after he allegedly threw a cereal bowl and a jug of milk at his father last week.

Bart McKinley Neely, 22, of West Point, appeared in 2nd District Court charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, assault and criminal mischief.

Neely is accused of throwing the bowl and milk jug at his father, hitting him, punching a hole in the wall and pointing a knife at his father after the two allegedly got into a fight.

According to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called by Neely’s grandmother. Officers from Davis County, Clinton, Syracuse and Clearfield responded.

Court documents say officers allegedly found syringes and heroin in Neely’s car.

He will be back in court on April 12.

Ferguson sentenced for robbery

FARMINGTON — A man who admitted robbing a convenience store to get money to buy an Xbox will serve six months in jail.

Dustin Lee Ferguson, 18, of Clearfield, was sentenced last week, with 2nd District Court Judge Thomas L. Kay giving him credit for the 77 days he has served since his arrest.

Ferguson will also serve three years probation and 100 hours of community service.

A possible five year prison sentence was stayed.

On Feb. 16, Ferguson pleaded guilty to third-degree felony attempted robbery and a class B misdemeanor charge of threat of violence.

Police said Ferguson robbed a Chevron convenience store at 1716 S. Main Street, Clearfield, telling the employees he had a gun.

He then got into a car allegedly driven by Timothy Davis Thomasson, 21, of Layton.

Thomasson appeared in 2nd District Court on March 15, charged with second-degree felony robbery.

Kay ordered a mental competency evaluation for him. He will be back in court on May 24.

Pair plead not guilty

FARMINGTON — The two men who allegedly burglarized a computer store last month pleaded not guilty in 2nd District Court last week.

Jeremy Walker Blair, 26, of Kaysville, and Brandon Rock Medell, 33, of Syracuse, are each charged with third-degree felony burglary, after allegedly breaking the front windows of StarWest Computers in Woods Cross and taking about $6,500 worth of computer equipment on March 6.

Medell is also charged with criminal mischief and theft, also third-degree felonies.

Blair is being held at the Davis County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. Medell is at the Utah State Prison on an unrelated charge.

Arrest made at courthouse

FARMINGTON — A man entering 2nd District Court last week allegedly pointed to a wanted poster and told deputies “that’s me.”

Gabriel Romero-Rivera, 37, wanted by immigration services, entered the court Friday morning.

Three deputies thought they recognized Romero-Rivera, from a black and white wanted poster, but the man in front of them was thinner, the deputies said, so they asked him his name, and he allegedly pointed at the photo and said, “that’s me,” said Davis County Sheriff’s Deputy Phil Rogers.

Romero-Rivera was at the courthouse, scheduled for a court hearing as Daniel Ortega, charged with second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

He was booked into the Davis County Jail as Daniel Ortega.
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