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A Male Attacks A Female While On The Phone With His Parole Officer, Tries To Get Deputy To Shoot Him


5/8/24


| Vernal, Ut. | May 6th, 2024 |


A female called dispatch wanting to keep the peace at a residence where she wanted 46-year-old Gerald Norman Devito, who is currently on parole and living with her and her husband, out of their house because he was causing a lot of drama.


The complainant said she would like an officer present when she tells Gerald they want him to move out. The complainant also stated she had already contacted Gerald's parole officer by phone and was asked to contact law enforcement.


Because Gerald had been living at her residence for three weeks, the complainant was told it was a civil matter and that law enforcement couldn't ask him to move out.


Deputy Ogle stated he would contact Gerald's parole officer to see if there were any options for Gerald since he had nowhere else to go if he were to leave. The deputy spoke with the parole officer by phone, who stated he spoke with the complainant but needed to talk with her again.


At approximately 8:00 pm, Deputy Ogle received a phone call from Gerald's parole officer saying while he was on the phone with the complainant, she stated Gerald had attacked her and things were escalating. The deputy advised he would respond to make sure things were okay.


When Deputy Ogle arrived, the complainant allowed him inside.


Gerald said, "I'm gonna be the bad guy."


The deputy asked Gerald why the complainant wanted him out of the house, and he said because her husband beat him up the other day.


Gerald was informed that the deputy had already spoken with his parole officer, and they were trying to figure out how to help him.

Gerald said, "Well, you guys are going to have to shoot me." Gerald was asked why he said that, and he said, "Because I'm not going down again for something I didn't do,"


Gerald had a slight smile on his face and said again, “Shoot me.”


Deputy Ogle told Gerald he didn’t want to shoot him, and he said, “I want you too.”


During the conversation, Gerald kept telling the deputy he was the bad guy and telling the deputy to shoot him.


Gerald said, "The minute I reach for your gun, you're going to shoot me." Deputy Ogle told him he didn't want that to happen. Gerald said, "Well, it's gonna happen, I don't want to live this life no more." Gerald added, "These fucking punks, they can tell you whatever they want."


Deputy Ogle stated, "What they wanted is for you to move out of the house." Gerald replied with, "No, they want me to die."


As Gerald said that, he stood up and began walking toward Deputy Ogle, looking at his waist. The deputy stuck his arm out to stop him from proceeding in his direction as he said, "What are we doing, 9-millimeter?"


Deputy Ogle told him to stop reaching out again to keep him from getting closer to him as he said again, "9-millimeter?" At that point, as he continued looking at the deputy's service weapon, Deputy Ogle grabbed onto his right wrist, telling him he didn't feel comfortable with him near him as Gerald had already stated he wanted his gun and wanted the deputy to shoot him.


For Gerald's safety and the safety of everyone else in the residence, Deputy Ogle held on to his right wrist and pulled him out of his room to detain him. Other Uintah County Deputies had shown up and assisted Deputy Ogle with restraining Gerald while placing him in handcuffs behind his back.


While Gerald was being placed in handcuffs, he looked over at one of the witnesses and told her, “When I get out, I’m killing your parents!”


Deputy Ogle advised Gerald he was now under arrest for making threats of violence. After being told that, Gerald again told the witness he was going to kill her parents. While slurring some of his words, he told the witness, "You guys are making false accusations."


Deputy Ogle asked Gerald if he had been drinking today, and he said, "Have I." The complainant stated Gerald had been drinking for the last five days.


Gerald was escorted to Deputy Ogle's patrol vehicle and placed in the backseat inside the caged area. As he was being seat belted in, Gerald looked directly at Deputy Ogle and said, "The first chance I get, I'm killing you and your family, and don't think I don't know where you fucking live!"


Gerald Norman Devito was transported to Uintah County jail without incident, where he was booked into jail for the following charges:


The threat of violence against a Peace Officer enhanced to a third-degree felony for a prior conviction for threatening to kill the arresting officer and his family. The offender had knowledge that the peace officer was, in fact, a peace officer, and at the time of the threat, I was acting within the scope of authority as a peace officer.


Two counts of Threat of violence, each a class B misdemeanor for threatening to kill the witness's parents, who were both present in the house and heard him make the Threat. Intoxication is a class C misdemeanor. Deputies suspected Gerald to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage as he smelled of alcohol and showed signs of impairment. According to the homeowners, Gerald has been drinking for days. Gerald is on parole and is not allowed to consume alcohol.


Deputy Ogle respectfully requested that Gerald Norman Devito be held without bail as he has a prior conviction for threats of violence and is considered a danger to others.


Gerald is being held without bail.


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