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19-year-old faces numerous charges
by BY MELINDA WILLIAMS
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DAKOTA REED CRISWELL    
 Photo courtesy Davis County Sheriff’s Office
DAKOTA REED CRISWELL Photo courtesy Davis County Sheriff’s Office
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KAYSVILLEС — man who allegedly threatened to kill his grandmother and police was booked into the Davis County on 18 counts related to two separate incidents last week.

Dakota Reed Criswell, 19, is facing charges ranging from assault to abuse or neglect of a disabled or elderly person.

On Jan. 22, Criswell’s grandmother called police to report that as she was sitting in her car, Criswell had allegedly broken the car window, reached in to grab for her money and put her in a choke hold, said Kaysville Police Capt. Brent Ward. 

He later allegedly called her and threatened to kill her because she had called police. Criswell was living with his grandmother and mother at the time.

While police were at the house, Criswell allegedly called and an officer answered the phone. Ward said that during this conversation, Criswell told the officer he was going to kill him, “and that he was looking at the officer through his scoped rifle,” Ward said.

Police were unable to locate Criswell until Thursday when he again went to his grandmother’s house. Criswell allegedly threatened his grandmother again if she didn’t give him money, Ward said.

She was able to leave the house and call police, Ward said, She asked them to meet her at a local business because she was afraid to have them come to her home.

 However, she gave police permission to enter the house, where officers allegedly found Criswell and a 17-year-old girl. Officers said they could smell marijuana.  Police also found illegal prescription drugs on the premises, Ward said.

As officers were arresting him, Criswell allegedly head-butted one officer and kicked another, Ward said. One of the officers had to be taken to the hospital.

Criswell was booked into the Davis County Jail on charges of assault, two counts of assault by a prisoner,  two counts of disorderly conduct, interference with an arresting officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, terroristic threat, two counts of abuse or neglect of a disabled or elderly person, criminal mischief, two counts of impersonating a police officer, intoxication, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and criminal mischief.

Police believe Criswell is a member of the Kutthroat Norteno gang.

The juvenile girl was booked into the Farmington Bay Youth Center, Ward said.

mwilliams@davisclipper.com

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