CLEARFIELD, Utah, April 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Layton man has died after being struck in the face on Wednesday by the owner of a Chevron gas station in Clearfield.
Police have identified the victim as Brandon Stufflebean, 39.
A statement from the Clearfield City Police Department says officials were notified of the physical altercation at about 1 p.m.
“When officers arrived, they found an unconscious adult male with a serious injury sustained during the altercation. Medical personnel responded and transported this male via ground ambulance to a local hospital in critical condition with a serious head injury.”
Stufflebean was taken to Davis Hospital in extremely critical condition, and died nearly 26 hours later, at 2:48 p.m. Thursday.
“Multiple witnesses were interviewed as well as the owner of the store, who is cooperating fully with the investigation,” the Clearfield City Police statement says.
“As a result of those interviews and through preliminary investigation, the customer came into the store where there was a verbal argument with store employees over the purchase of a drink. The argument escalated into a physical confrontation and the victim was punched once in the face, causing the injury.”
The Chevron station, at 680 N. Main St., was closed for nearly three hours for an investigation, in which Clearfield officers were assisted by agencies including North Davis Fire District, Davis County Sheriff’s Paramedics, and deputies from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office crime lab.
“The incident is still considered an active investigation pending reports from the Office of the Medical Examiner and additional investigation,” the Clearfield City Police statement says. “No arrests have been made as the investigation is ongoing. The case, when completed, will be screened with the Davis County Attorney’s Office for possible criminal charges.”