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Brothers Get Into A Fight, Sister Says Her Neighbor instigated it


| Vernal, Ut. | May 31st 2024 |

Friday night, police responded to a disorderly conduct at 108 West 100 South, where the complainant told dispatch that her brothers were being instigated into fighting each other by a neighbor.

Officer Candelas was the first to arrive and notified dispatch that two males were fighting on the sidewalk and that he had to deploy his taser to gain compliance.

Officer Young arrived shortly after and detained the male that Officer Candelas was attempting to control. The male was identified as 37-year-old Carlos Radley James, who was yelling at the second suspect involved in the fight, his brother, 34-year-old Jeffrey Little Star James.

Jeffrey and his sister said Jeffrey arrived at his sister's house and saw her neighbor standing on her front lawn. She argued with the neighbor, and Jeffrey walked over to "ask questions."

Jeffrey and the neighbor began to argue, and Jeffrey asked him, "What's up then?"

The neighbor backed up, and then Carlos came outside. His sister explained that Carlos and her neighbor were friends. Carlos began to get agitated and started to yell at Jeffrey. Jeffrey stated he wasn't going to back down, so he started to throw rocks and his shoes at Carlos.

An additional witness confirmed that she saw Jeffery charge at Carlos and the neighbor. She stated that she also saw Jeffery throw a punch at the neighbor, which may have struck the neighbor's hand.

Officer Young spoke with the neighbor, who stated that he had not been hit and had left once the police arrived. The neighbor also confirmed that Carlos and Jeffery attempted to fight one another.

Officer Candelas confirmed that he witnessed Jeffery throw a punch at the neighbor and that he had asked Jeffery and Carlos to stop fighting, and they continued. Officer Candelas stated that after he deployed his taser, Jeffery yelled and began aggressively walking toward the officer.

Officer Young asked Jeffery if he had been drinking. Jeffery confirmed that he had drunk "a few" alcoholic beverages.

Jeffrey was arrested and transported to the Uintah County Jail, where he was booked for Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct. At the jail, Jeffery took a PBT, which had a positive result for alcohol (.135).

Carlos was transported to the hospital by Officer Elmer for a medical clearance. Carlos was then transported to the Uintah County Jail, where he was booked for intoxication and disorderly conduct. Carlos also took a PBT, which had a positive result for alcohol (.183).

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