Man arrested after allegedly throwing stolen golf clubs at officer during foot pursuit in St. George

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 12, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A Nevada man has been arrested after he allegedly threw stolen golf clubs at an officer during a foot pursuit in St. George Monday.

A probable cause statement from the 5th District Court of Washington County said Emmett Leroy Julian, 31, is facing charges of:

  • Aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony
  • Aggravated assault, a third-degree felony
  • Failure to respond to officer’s signal to stop, a third-degree felony
  • Receive financial transaction card with intent to use, a third-degree felony
  • Possession of another’s identity documents, a class A misdemeanor
  • Use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor

An officer followed Julian on foot after he allegedly stolen items from Dick’s Sporting Goods at 15 S. River Road Monday afternoon.

The officer commanded him to stop and Julian failed to obey his commands. Julian then began to throw golf clubs at the officer while looking back at him, the statement said. The golf clubs struck the officer in the chest area. The officer deployed his Taser in order to apprehend Julian as he attempted to run into the street on River Road at the 100 South intersection.

Julian was then placed in handcuffs, the statement said. Two officers searched his person and allegedly found a financial transaction card and a Nevada state driver license that belonged to another individual. Drug paraphernalia was also allegedly found on his person.

After being read his Miranda rights, Julian said the financial transaction card and the ID belonged to his friend.

The manager of Dicks’ Sporting Goods confirmed that three golf clubs, a shirt, shorts and a golf glove were allegedly stolen.

“I asked Emmett if he had been wearing the two shirts prior to entering Dick’s Sporting Goods as I was advised the white shirt underneath his white and red striped shirt still had a tag on it,” the statement said. “Emmett advised me that he did in fact steal the shirt from Dick’s along with the other items.”

Julian was transported to Purgatory Correctional Facility after medical clearance was given; he is being held without bail.

The suspect was on probation or parole at the time of the incident.


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