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Inmates At The Duchesne County Jail Get Into A Fight Over Sports


| Duchesne, Utah | 3/29/24 |

At around 11:00 am, Deputy Borrelli received a call from Sgt Roberts at the Duchesne County Jail saying an inmate attacked inmate Joshua Homer.

When the deputy arrived at the jail, he watched the security footage and read through the interview reports from Deputy Jenkins.

When interviewing Joshua, he stated his bunk-mate, 21-year-old Tyson C Rocco from West Jordan, Utah, and another inmate had called him into a cell. While inside the cell, Joshua said they were casually talking and asking him questions.

The next thing Joshua knew, he was being attacked, and he wasn't sure who was attacking him. After the attack, he stayed in his cell while the deputy tried to get more out of Joshua, but he said he had already told Deputy Jenkins what happened.

During the interview with Tyson, he admitted to attacking Joshua but said it wasn't during the time the jailers say it happened. Tyson stated that everyone was hanging out in the cell, talking about March Madness and other sporting events.

Once everyone was told to return to their cells for the night, he attacked Joshua. Once the cells were locked, he and Joshua started talking about sports again when Joshua said something he didn't like but couldn't recall what it was.

Tyson got quick to anger and asked, What did you say?”

Joshua repeated it, and Tyson began to hit Joshua. After hitting him several times, Tyson stopped, and they both went to their bunks. Later in the night, Tyson saw Joshua being taken out of the cell and placed in another location.

Deputy Borrelli attempted to interview the other inmates involved, but they didn't want to talk, said nothing happened, or said they didn't see anything happening during that time because they were locked inside their cells.

Tyson was returned to his cell and booked for assault by a prisoner.

All the articles that come from are from the affidavits & probable cause reports that the officers write. If you would like you can get a copy of the report from the website below. It does cost money to open every document you want to read.


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