Posted by Travis Uresk | April 23rd, 2023 | Assault |
By Travis Uresk
Uintah Co.- On 1/12/23, Deputy Roth responded to a report of an assault case transferred from BIA to the Uintah County Sheriff's Department when it was learned that the offender, 35-year-old Christopher Tye Brown, a non-enrolled individual assaulted an enrolled tribal member on tribal ground.
During the investigation, it was learned that on 1/12/23, the victim explained she had been fighting with another male and had called Christopher to come and pick her up, where they went to the liquor store. After the liquor store, they drove to his home in Coonsville, where they had drinks.
Later that evening, Christopher wanted to go to a family member's residence to apologize for something, and the female asked Christopher to take her home first.
The female described Christopher as getting angry, driving very fast, and being erratic. The female told him to slow down and take her home, and Christopher then hit her in the face with his fist, saying, "Ain't this what you wanted bitch?"
When they arrived at Christopher's family's residence, Christopher attempted to pull the victim from the vehicle by her shirt. Then he retrieved a shovel from the garage and began to swing the shovel at the victim. The victim said she was able to use her bag to block most of the blows while running up the stairs and knocking on the door to have someone let her inside the home.
During the interview with the homeowner, she described being scared and yelling at Christopher to leave before shutting the door. She said Christopher began beating on her door, causing it to bow inwards.
The homeowner and her 15-year-old grandson had to press their bodies against the door to prevent the door from being broken down.
After Christopher left, the homeowner found substantial damage to her door, the outside door knob was broken off, and the door was bent. The shovel that Christopher used to strike at the victim was next to the door.
An attempt was made to interview Christopher at the Uintah County Jail, where he is currently housed after being arrested on an incident after this event. He is now a Utah State Inmate. After explaining the reasoning for the interview, Christopher invoked his Miranda Rights and refused to speak with Deputy Roth.