Man arrested after allegedly setting fire, assaulting 3 officers in Ogden

Ogden Police car. File photo: Gephardt Daily/Laura Withers

OGDEN, Utah, May 28, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly setting a fire then assaulting three officers in Ogden.

A probable cause statement from the 2nd District Court of Weber County said Adam Partridge, 42, is facing charges of:

  • Aggravated arson, a first-degree felony
  • Felony discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony
  • Three counts  of assault on a peace officer, a class A misdemeanor
  • Interference with an arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor

Ogden City Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at 692 N. Harrison Blvd., the statement said. Inside the home, crews located two different origins of fire inside the bedroom and the basement. “Fire advised the fire was not from natural causes,” the statement said.

Officials found Partridge standing outside the garage; he then ran back into the house.

“Officers followed and advised he was under arrest and to turn around,” the statement said. “Adam refused to listen to orders and started to run up the stairs. Officers attempted to take Adam into custody, and he resisted. Adam kicked two officers down the stairs and spit on another.”

A warrant was drafted and approved for the residence. During the search, investigators located several unspent casings on the main level of the house.

“Officers observed a bullet hole in the living room window near the top,” the statement said. “Suspected bullet holes were also located in the master bedroom mattress. A phone was located outside the residence in the grass with approximately three suspected bullet holes in the backside.”

Two fire origins were located inside the house, the statement said. One was on the master bedroom mattress and another in the basement. A blow torch was located outside the basement door.

Partridge was transported to Weber County Jail, where he is being held without bail.

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