Posted by Travis Uresk | April 22nd, 2023 | Theft |
By Travis Uresk
Roosevelt, Ut.- On 4/13/23, Officer Denver received a report from the victim that they were missing two firearms from their residence.
The Officer found that both firearms were shotguns and were kept in the victim's bedroom closet.
The victim informed Officer Denver that she believed her daughter's ex-boyfriend, 19-year-old Jaxon Lee Gross, had taken the guns. The victims stated that Jaxon had also taken his son-in-law's guns and pawned them earlier this year.
This same day Officer Denver went to Jiffy Pawn in Roosevelt and found that Jaxon Gross had pawned two shotguns. The Officer found that one of the shotguns was a Mossberg 12 gauge, and the other was a Remington 20 gauge matching the victim's guns.
Det. Kirkham located Jaxon and interviewed him about the stolen firearms. Jaxon admitted to Det. Kirkham that he had pawned both shotguns, but he thought they were his.
Det. Kirkham asked Jaxon about the victim, and he stated they were her guns.
On 4/19/23, Naples Police Department arrested Jaxon for the Roosevelt Police Department and Det. Kirkham picked him up to transport Jaxon to the Duchesne County Jail.
Jiffy Pawn Shop is also a victim in this case of theft for the money they gave to Jaxon when he pawned the stolen firearms that he knew he didn’t own or have permission to pawn.
Jaxon lied to Det. Kirkham, during the investigation as he was trying to obstruct the investigation by giving false statements regarding the firearms.
Jaxon was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Uintah County on 4/18/23 but posted bail and was released.