Posted by Travis Uresk | May 6th, 2023 | Assault |
By Travis Uresk
Vernal, Ut.- On 4/29/23, around 1:30 pm, Cpl. Pummell was dispatched to a residence on a report of an assault. Officers were told that a male subject assaulted another person and left the home on foot, walking North on 1950 West.
When the Officer arrived on scene and spoke to an individual, they told him the male had gone down 1950 West and turned West on 550 South.
Cpl. Pummell went around the block and located the male subject walking toward him. The man had a stick in his hand, as Cpl. Pummell exited his vehicle he ordered him to drop the stick. The male yelled “No” and threw the stick at the Officer, missing him but hitting his patrol vehicle.
The male subject stopped for a second and then attempted to run around the patrol vehicle. The Officer went around the vehicle to cut him off when the subject turned and charged at Cpl. Pummell hit him several times before Sgt. Watt arrived to help.
The male turned around and was going to engage Sgt Watt, and when he turned around, Cpl. Pummell deployed his Taser. The male subject fell to the ground, and the Officers were able to gain control of the man and place him in handcuffs.
While the Officers were securing him, the subject asked them several times to shoot him.
The male subject was identified as 21-year-old Takota Phelan Longshaw.
Cpl. Pummell was told that Takota got into an altercation with one of his residential roommates. During the altercation, he hit the victim in the head with an internet modem, then picked up a ladder and threw it at the victim. An employee went to calm the situation down when Takota shoved her into the wall.
Takota Longshaw was arrested and booked into the Uintah County Jail for aggravated assault, simple assault, assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest. Takota was also booked on a mental health hold.