Ogden police: Woman charged with aggravated assault of female passenger on UTA bus

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OGDEN, Utah, May 9, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — An Ogden woman has been charged with felony assault after officials say she attempted to stab a fellow passenger on a bus in March.

Misty Lynn Calvert, 39, faces one charge of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, in the March 16 incident. The charge was filed Tuesday.

A probable cause statement filed by an officer of the Utah Transit Authority says Calvert got on the bus at 2350 Wall Ave. and sat in the middle. Within a few more minutes, another woman entered the bus and sat near the back, then a man entered and sat across from that woman. Neither had any interaction with Calvert.

Calvert was heard talking to herself, then she walked to the back of the bus and sat across from the female. Calvert next stood and waved her arms as she said something unintelligible to the woman. The male said something to Calvert, who waved her arms further before walking forward again, her probable cause statement says.

“Minutes later, Calvert walked to the front of the bus, bent over, and said ‘No, no…,'” the probable cause statement says. “At one point Calvert is heard saying, ‘No I need to get home, I gotta get out of Ogden,’ ‘I’m scared.'”

Minutes later, “Calvert says, “Fine, f**k you then” as she exits the bus and runs away, going south.”

A responding Ogden Police officer asked the victim in Spanish what happened. She responded that the suspect “yelled and threaten her and tried to kick her. (The victim) told Officer Adams that Calvert reached down the front of her pants by her stomach and pulled out a knife.”

The victim “described the knife as being white in color and approximately five inches long. (She) told Officer Adams that the knife was folded at first but Calvert unfolded the knife and had it raised in the air above her head and made one swing at her with the knife. (The victim) stated when that happened she felt scared and felt that Calvert was going to come after her with the knife.”

The male witness confirmed the victim’s account, the statement said.

Calvert was located nearby, and was asked if she had a knife, and she “did in fact have a white folding knife in the front of her pants,” the Ogden Police officer’s statement says.

Calvert was transported to a local hospital for involuntary committal, according to police.

Calvert’s first court appearance is scheduled for July 6.


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