SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 2, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — More details are available after two officers of the Salt Lake City Police Department were injured by a 22-year-old woman reportedly using rocks to break windows of an apartment building and vehicles near Pioneer Park.
Mya David is now facing four felony charges in the case, which reportedly left one officer with a laceration wound, from a rock, to his head, and a broken finger. The second officer had a bleeding bite wound to the hand.
Officers were dispatched to the area of 200 S. West Temple at 11:52 a.m. after being told the suspect was walking in the roadway.
Witnesses said the A/P, or accused person, “was throwing rocks at vehicles and buildings and assaulting pedestrians in the area.
“Officers located the A/P in the area of Pioneer park and gave the A/P commands to stop after she was observed assaulting a person in the park. The A/P refused to follow the lawful command and threw a large rock at an officer. The rock struck an officer in the head causing a small laceration.”
The suspect, later identified as David, “was physically stopped by officers and the situation ended up on the ground. As officers were attempting to restrain the A/P she removed a large knife from the vest of an officer. As officers attempted to gain control of the knife the A/P bit an officer on the hand causing the skin to tear and the wound to bleed.”
Once the suspect was safely in custody, the officers drove themselves to the hospital for treatment, a statement from SLCPD says.
Damage done to one truck with broken windows and a large dent in the door was estimated at $3,000. Damage to another vehicle and a building, both of which had windows broken, was estimated at $500.
“There is substantial evidence to support the charge, and through clear and convincing evidence that (David) would constitute a substantial danger to any another individual or to the community, or is likely to flee the jurisdiction of the court if released on bail,” the suspect’s probable cause statement says.
“The A/P shows a significant danger to society as she showed a complete disregard for the safety of the public, property, and law enforcement officers by her actions.”
David faces initial charges of:
- Two counts of aggravated assault targeting Law enforcement with bodily injury, a first-degree felony
- Disarming a police officer, a first-degree felony
- Criminal mischief, loss of $1,500 to $5,000, a third-degree felony
- Failure to stop at command of law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor
- Assault, a class B misdemeanor
- Three counts of criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor
- Disorderly conduct, an infraction
David is being held without bail in the Salt Lake County Jail.