By Travis Uresk
Vernal, Ut.- On 2/4/24, VPD Officer Nielsen responded to the Vernal Best Value Inn at 260 West Main Street in room 130 on a domestic violence detail that a third party reported.
It was reported that 33-year-old Brittany Ann Kimble had thrown something at the victim, hitting him in the face and causing it to swell. The front desk employee reported the incident when the victim came to the front desk.
Officer Nielsen arrived at the motel and met the victim by the front office. The officer noticed some bruising on the left side of his face.
The victim stated he was hit in the face by a TV remote. He said there were multiple things thrown at him, but none of them hit him, only the remote.
The victim was asked if there had been any other form of physical altercation between the two of them, and he stated no.
The victim said an argument started between him and Brittany, who were talking about Brittany's two children who were in the back room.
While Officer Nielsen was speaking with the victim, Cpl Pummell tried to contact Brittany, who was in her motel room. Brittany wouldn't open the door to talk with the officer about the incident and her having active warrants.
The victim said he would open the door for the officers and gave them consent to enter the room. When the victim tried to open the door with his room key, it would blink red, not letting the door open. It was suspected to either be the key being deactivated or the deadbolt being locked.
On 2/4/24, Officer Nielsen received a tip that Brittany was back at the motel in room 130. The officer arrived at the motel and met with the victim outside the room. Again, Brittany wouldn't come out knowing she would be arrested.
The victim said he would try to get Brittany to come outside. Brittany came out of the motel room after the victim spoke with her, and she was placed in handcuffs.
She was secured into the patrol vehicle, transported, and booked into the Uintah County Jail at 10:30 pm.