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Uintah County Deputies Respond To A Report That A Landlord Had Pulled A Gun On A Male


Vernal—On 4/3/24, Uintah County Deputies were dispatched to the residence of 2157 West 700 South on the report that the landlord had pulled a gun on a male at the apartments.

When deputies arrived, a male was sitting in the driver's seat of a GMC truck in the driveway. The male was asked to exit the truck and to show his hands. The male was later identified as 63-year-old Wade K Horrocks by his Utah Driver’s license.

As Wade was being Terry frisked, he told deputies he had a gun in the truck. Deputy Russell looked through the open driver-side window and saw an open black box on the passenger seat with a black handgun inside.

When Deputy Russell asked Wade about why he had the case open, he stated, "Because of him, I gotta fuckin right to protect myself."

Deputy C Russell stayed with Wade while Deputy W Russell spoke with the victim. The victim stated Wade had shown up to the apartment, and they began to argue about an accusation of missing money. The victim said Wade was near the mailbox during the argument when Wade reached into his truck, slammed the door, and had a gun in his hand.

The victim stated that Wade cocked it and pointed the gun at him while calling him names.

It was determined that Wade arrived at the apartment where he didn't live and started an argument with the victim, where it got heated to the point that Wade drew a weapon from his vehicle and pointed it at the victim.

Wade was taken into custody for aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

Deputy Russell seized the handgun after executing the search warrant on the GMC truck. While clearing the gun, the deputy unloaded six rounds from the magazine and one round from the chamber.

Wade was booked on the charges of USC 76-5-103 Aggravated Assault, a third-degree felony, because during the argument, Wade produced a firearm and threatened the victim with the firearm, and USC 76-9-102 Disorderly Conduct an infraction because Wade engaged in fighting or in violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior at an apartment complex.

When Deputy Russell was speaking with the victim and the complainant, Wade had been threatening that he was going to "take out" 5 cops and harass people. Wade also has access to multiple firearms, and it has become apparent that Wade gets violent when he gets upset and gets into arguments.

For the safety of the complainant, the victim, and the victim's family, Deputy Russell requested that Wade be placed on a no-bail hold until he is able to be seen by a judge.

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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