Bountiful man charged after assaulting woman and biting officer after standoff, police say

A Bountiful man is dealing with felony expenses after police say a home violence incident he was concerned in led to a standoff with police and the person later biting an officer. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret Information)

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FARMINGTON — A Bountiful man is dealing with felony expenses after police say a home violence incident he was concerned in led to a standoff with police and the person later biting an officer.

Max Gorishek Morgan, 77, was charged Tuesday with assault by a prisoner and damaging a jail, each third-degree felonies; home violence assault, a category A misdemeanor; home violence assault and interference with an arresting officer, each class B misdemeanors; and intoxication, a category C misdemeanor.

On Feb. 17, charging paperwork say a girl referred to as police to report a home assault by her boyfriend, and police realized there have been weapons within the dwelling. When officers arrived, they discovered damaged property within the dwelling and accidents to the lady, which they imagine have been attributable to Morgan.

Costs say Morgan “turned offended with police” and barricaded himself inside the house. He then advised police, “I’ll get a shotgun. After I come out, you guys higher duck,” charging paperwork say.

After a standoff with police, expenses say officers took Morgan “abruptly on his entrance porch” and arrested him.

When Morgan was positioned at the back of a police automobile, a Bountiful police officer provided to maneuver his handcuffs from behind his again to his frontside to make him extra comfy, expenses say. Whereas the officer was shifting {the handcuffs}, Morgan allegedly “took ahold of each of (the officer’s) wrists, latched onto (the officer’s) left arm together with his mouth, and bit down forcefully,” charging paperwork say.

Whereas contained in the police automobile, police additionally allege that Morgan broken a door latch whereas within the backseat, the charging paperwork say.

The lady who referred to as police later advised investigators {that a} day earlier than the standoff, Morgan assaulted her by biting her left bicep, hair braids and her left thigh, which left chew marks and “bloody puncture wounds on her physique,” charging paperwork say. The alleged assault occurred after the lady confronted Morgan about consuming alcohol, in response to charging paperwork.

The lady who referred to as police additionally offered movies to investigators that expenses say confirmed Morgan attacking her on the day of the standoff. The movies allegedly confirmed Morgan verbally attacking the lady and chasing her via the house, in addition to him throwing an merchandise and tackling the lady to the bottom, hitting her, biting her and squeezing her arms as he allegedly tried to take her cellphone.

Charging paperwork additionally embody a advice to carry Morgan in jail with out bail, citing the alleged home abuse, his alleged willingness to shoot a gun at police, and the presence of weapons in his dwelling. Davis County Jail’s reserving data and courtroom data point out Morgan is being held within the jail on a no-bail warrant.

On-line courtroom data present Morgan had his preliminary look in Farmington’s 2nd District Court docket on Friday morning. He doesn’t have an lawyer listed in on-line courtroom data; and as of Friday afternoon, he has but to have extra courtroom dates scheduled.

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