St. George Man Accused of Elderly Abuse

Resolution Likely in Case Over Abuse of Grandmother

Earlier this year Keith Dunn was arrested for allegedly beating his 87-year-old grandmother. The woman had gone to Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment and the hospital notified investigators of suspicious injuries. Dunn has been living with his grandmother and acting as her caretaker. He denied the allegations to police but was later arrested on suspicion of aggravated abuse of a vulnerable adult. Since his arrest Dunn has been charged and is now looking for a resolution in his case. The court has set a resolution hearing for today and it is likely that Dunn will be pleading guilty in relation to a plea agreement.

Utah Aggravated Assault Laws

Under Utah’s criminal code assault is defined as an act, attempt, or threat of unlawful force or violence to do bodily injury to another. The crime of aggravated assault is a separate offense, however, and is defined as an assault that involves a dangerous weapon or other means or force likely to produce death or serious bodily injury. A charge of aggravated assault is a third or second degree felony depending on whether or not the person was in fact seriously injured. In the case of Keith Dunn, he was charged with Intentional Aggravated Abuse of a Disabled or Elderly Adult, which is like an aggravated assault charge against an elderly person, and it is a second degree felony.

St. George Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with an assault or some other violent crime then you can be sure that the prosecution is going to play tough with you. Violent crimes are one of the main reasons for criminal justice and it is important that you do all you can to fight the charges because no one is going to go easy on you. For more information on how to protect your rights call St George Criminal Defense Lawyer and set up a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers.


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