Enoch man facing attempted murder charge after allegedly stabbing victim multiple times

John Weston Oshley. Photo Courtesy: Iron County Sheriff

ENOCH, Utah, Jan. 28, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — An Enoch man is facing a charge of first-degree felony attempted aggravated murder after he allegedly stabbed another man multiple times.

John Weston Oshley, 38, is also facing a charge of first-degree felony aggravated burglary, according to a probable cause statement from the 5th District Court of Cedar City.

Officers were dispatched to a residence in Enoch Sunday at approximately 1:55 a.m.

“A female called dispatch and reported that someone is outside screaming for help and it appears to be a neighbor up the street from her,” the probable cause statement said.

“The victim, who was screaming, also called dispatch and stated that someone stabbed him.”

Officers arrived on scene and made contact with the victim, who was covered in blood and had several wounds to his body and head consistent with being stabbed, the statement said.

“Large amounts of blood were found all over the inside of the house as well as in the carport area outside the house,” the statement said. “Officers asked the victim what happened, while he was being treated by medical personnel, and he told them he was attacked and stabbed.”

The victim was transported to the Cedar City Hospital by ground ambulance to be treated for his wounds.

Once at the hospital, the victim told officers it was Oshley who stabbed and assaulted him. Officers then responded to Oshley’s house and were invited inside by a roommate. The roommate told them they could look around the house. Officers knocked on Oshley’s bedroom door and he opened the door and was then detained by officers.

Multiple search warrants were applied for and obtained, including for Oshley’s residence.

“Various clothes, towels, a knife and other items were found discarded near John’s residence and are believed to belong to him,” the statement said. “These found items had a large amount of blood on them. Substances consistent with blood were located inside John’s residence and inside the truck.”

A vehicle Oshley had access to was also searched. Oshley is suspected to have driven this vehicle to and from the location of the crime. Blood has been gathered as evidence from the vehicle.

Oshley would not answer questions or make a statement when officers were attempting to interview him about the incident, the probable cause statement said.

“Evidence was found that Oshley entered a dwelling unlawfully and assault the victim with a knife,” the statement said. “There were multiple stab wounds covering the victim’s body and many were life threatening.”

Oshley was booked into the Iron County Jail with his bail set at $100,000.


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