By Travis Uresk
At around 2:30 p.m., central dispatch received a call from an individual who stated that his ex-wife's boyfriend had been harassing him, sending him threatening messages and telling him he would show up at his house.
Dispatch received a 911 call from the same complainant at around 2:53 p.m. stating 38-year-old Jason Mcarthur Angus had shown up at his house threatening the complainant. The complainant also stated that Jason had a pocket knife on him. He informed dispatch that Jason was bleeding from his face and that he had possibly fallen and he might need an ambulance.
Officer White responded to the scene and saw Jason, covered in blood, sitting on the front lawn. White recognized Jason from previous encounters with him. The complainant was also in the front yard and appeared to be yelling at Jason.
Officer White exited his patrol vehicle and made contact with the complainant. While speaking with him, he stated that Jason had come to his house and was afraid that Jason would assault him. White was provided with a video that the complainant's doorbell camera had captured.
The video shows Jason acting aggressively toward the victim, telling him to "Shut the fuck up."
Shortly after that, he lunged at the victim, and it appeared he tried to push him. While Jason is confronting the victim on his porch, Jason twitches his hands and presents an aggressive demeanor. The two then engage in a physical altercation, resulting in injuries to each of them.
Dispatch received a report from a third party on the scene that they suspected that Jason had been drinking.
Officer White spoke with Jason, who stated that he had just gone over there to discuss things after the two had been arguing. The Officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Jason. Jason stated he had not been drinking. Jason's vehicle was parked in front of the victim's house, and he allegedly drove it from his house to the victim's house, which was a substantial distance outside Vernal.
Jason later stated that he had driven to a house, drank a bottle there, and then went to confront the victim. An inventory of Jason's vehicle was conducted, and there wasn't a liquor bottle located inside the vehicle. Jason was informed due to his driving to the location and the strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person. Officer White suspected Jason of having driven under the influence of alcohol.
Jason denied doing any field sobriety testing.
Jason was asked to stand up and place his hands behind his back, and handcuffs were placed on his wrists. Jason was then transported to the Vernal City Police Department, where Officer white successfully obtained a breath sample from Jason. The test resulted in a positive indication of alcohol in his system (.264 BrAC).
Jason Angus was then transported to the Duchesne County Jail.