By Travis Uresk
Vernal, Ut. On the night of December 12th, 2023, Deputies responded to a medical assist of a 19-year-old who had cut himself.
Deputy Jones arrived at the residence and found 19-year-old Damin Andrew Rivera walking down the stairs with a bleeding arm and his 12-year-old friend with him. Deputy Jones had Damin sit in a chair while he assessed his injuries. The deputy noticed broken glass on the stairs and floor. There were broken picture frames and a decorative box lying on the floor.
Deputy Jones asked Damin if he had caused the mess and why. Damin responded that his grandmother had yelled at him about going to bed, to which Damin responded by getting angry and then throwing and breaking items in the upstairs bedroom, hallway, and down the stairs.
While in a rage, Damin threw either a picture or a ceramic Scentsy holder. It hit his grandmother in the back of the head, causing her to bleed. Neither Damin nor his grandmother knew what had hit her due to Damin reacting so violently.
Damin was arrested and transported to the Uintah County Jail.