Update: Suspect faces attempted criminal homicide charges in Layton knife attack

Michael Coady. Photo Courtesy: Davis County Jail

LAYTON, Utah, Jan. 16, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A suspect has been charged with attempted criminal homicide, obstruction of justice and failure to remain at the scene of an accident, after a 57-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in Layton Sunday afternoon.

Michael Coady, 27, has been booked into Davis County Jail, said Sgt. Clint Bobrowski, Layton Police Department.

Layton Police Sgt. Kyle Schroeder told Gephardt Daily Sunday that several of the victim’s neighbors called police at about 3:04 p.m. to report a man outside yelling for help.

When police arrived at 1419 E. Snowcreek Drive, they found the victim in serious condition with several stab wounds. He was transported to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. Schroeder said the man is expected to recover from his wounds.

The attack took place outside, and only one person witnessed the incident.

Coady left in a vehicle and was later located by police, officials said.

Schroeder said the younger man is known to the victim and has an informal “extended family relationship” with him.

The victim has not been identified.



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