BOUNTIFUL --A Bountiful man was arrested last week on misdemeanor lewdness charges after he reportedly came out on his balcony naked.
Bountiful Police Lt. Randy Pickett said a mother and her two children, ages 2 and 4, were outside playing near an apartment complex at 140 N. 200 West, at about 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, when the man allegedly came out on his balcony naked and fondled himself.
The woman immediately took her children inside and called police. When police arrived, the man would not answer his door, but people living in the apartment below could hear him walking around, Pickett said.
Police got a warrant and returned, where they found him in his bedroom.
Man will serve 1 life sentence, not 2
ALT LAKE CITY -- A man convicted of killing a Clinton woman four years ago will serve one life sentence instead of two.
In the end though, the ruling will have no effect on how long Ross serves.
The Utah Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that Trovon Donta Ross should never have been charged with a second count of attempted aggravated murder because the evidence in that count was an aggravating predicate to the first count of aggravated murder.
In the court's ruling, Justice Ronald Nehring wrote, "The practical effort of this decision is that Mr. Ross will serve one life sentence without the possibility of parole instead of two."
Ross was convicted of killing a former girlfriend, Annie Christensen, on June 30, 2003.
Court documents say that Ross went to Christensen's home with a loaded gun, confronting the woman and her then boyfriend James May.
Pulling the gun, Ross took Christensen into a bedroom while May ran to get help. May reported hearing several gunshots. Christensen was later found dead with multiple gunshot wounds.
May tried to escape, but couldn't start his car because he was so upset he couldn't blow into a Breathalyzer interlock device placed on his ignition switch due to a previous DUI. Prosecutors say that May ran as Ross fired at him, striking him in the arm.
A jury convicted Ross of aggravated murder, a capital offense and attempted aggravated murder.
Assistant Attorney General Matthew Bates said Ross will remain in prison for the rest of his life.
Complete text of Wray's statement
WEST BOUNTIFUL --Some of West Bountiful candidate Roger Wray's statement was inadvertently left out of Thursday's election section of the Clipper. Here is the rest of the text:
What will be my three top priorities if elected?
First, strive to maintain our rural atmosphere. Most citizens say that is why they love West Bountiful and want to live here.
Ensure that infrastructure keeps up growth. We are experiencing huge growth in the city. It will be important to make sure that storm drainage, traffic control, police coverage, etc. keep up with that growth.
Strengthen codes and ordinances to clarify their intent and purpose. There are three reasons we need to do this:
First, to ensure that developers understand their responsibilities and requirements. This has been an issue with several of the most recent subdivision developments. There are too many gray areas that are subject to interpretation. This makes it very difficult for the Planning and Zoning Commission to make fair and equitable decisions.
Secondly, in order to protect our environment and air quality from large industry such as Holly Oil we need to have specific requirements for these entities outlined in detail within our codes and ordinances.
Third, to ensure staff, such as the engineers, etc., understand policies and procedures. When issues need to be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning and/or City Council it is not well defined. This has been problematic.