Police: Layton man arrested after admitting to choking boy with football jersey at sleepover

Aaron Croston. Photo: Davis County

LAYTON, Utah, Oct. 16, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Layton resident Aaron Croston was arrested Sunday after police say he admitted to choking a 10-year-old boy with a football jersey until the child’s face changed color from his lack of oxygen.

Croston, 33, became angry during a sleepover party that was being hosted by his son at their home, at 1226 N. 150 West. At about 9 p.m., Croston reportedly became angry and choked a child until he struggled for air and fought to break free.

Other juveniles at the sleepover later reported the incident to their parents, according to information from a probable cause statement.

Layton Police Department officials responded to the residence and read Croston his Miranda Rights, according to the statement. Croston then admitted to the choking, the statement said.

There was no mention of the boy requiring medical attention.

Croston was booked into Davis County Jail on suspicion of second-degree felony child abuse — inflicting serious physical injury intentionally. Croston was ordered held on $10,500 bail.

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