Police: Riverdale man booked after relative ‘intentionally’ shot in hand

Jacob Michael Iverson. Photo: Weber County

RIVERDALE, Utah, March 23, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Riverdale man was booked into the Weber County Jail after police say he intentionally shot another man in the hand.

Police responded to a trailer at 4375 S. Weber River Drive on Friday after a victim reported that Jacob Iveson, 36, had shot him in the right hand. Iveson lives with the victim, identified in court papers as T.S., who is an in-law of Iverson, the probable cause statement says.

“T.S. reported Jacob was ‘under the influence of something,'” the statement says. “Officers arrived and found T.S. shot in the inside palm of his right hand, and had an exit wound out the back of his hand.

“Officers surrounded the trailer and located Jacob at the rear of the residence, hiding behind a trailer. Jacob was taken into custody and was found in possession of a .380 caliber handgun which was located in his pants pocket. The handgun had a fired casing still in the chamber.”

The statement, filed by a Riverdale Police official, says interviews revealed that Iverson wanted T.S. “to take him to his grandfather’s home so he could get some money. T.S. refused to do so, and Jacob got angry.

“An argument ensued between Jacob and T.S., which T.S. removed himself from by going to his bedroom and shutting the door. Jacob began pounding on TS’s door and T.S. again confronted him, telling him to leave him alone.

“T.S. reported seeing Jacob pointing something at him, which he believed was pepper spray, as Jacob had used pepper spray on him before during arguments.”

The victim told police he was unaware Jacob had a gun, and that he retreated, “telling Jacob to leave him alone and stating he was getting his airsoft gun. Jacob admitted he knew T.S. had an airsoft gun, and that it was not a real gun.

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“Jacob pursued T.S. into the room and when T.S. picked up the airsoft gun, Jacob again pointed the black .380 at T.S.”

The two men struggled for control of the handgun, the statement says.

“The gun went off striking T.S. in the right hand. TS reported that he confronted Jacob about shooting him, and Jacob replied, ‘This wouldn’t have happened if you would have just given me a ride.'”

The victim stated that Iverson was a regular user of meth and marijuana, the statement says.

“Doctors advised officers they believe T.S. will lose his finger as a result of the gun shot wound. Post Miranda, Jacob advised he did point the gun at T.S. only after T.S. pointed the fake gun at him. Jacob admitted that he uses prescription drugs which he is not prescribed.”

Officers described Iverson has being excitable and unable to remain still.

“His emotions seemed to be on a roller coaster, as he would be calm one minute and very angry the next. In my experience in law enforcement this is caused by drug use or mental illness.”

A search of Iverson’s room turned up several pipes used to ingest marijuana and methamphetamine, the statement said.

Iverson was charged with purchase, transport, possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class-B misdemeanor.

Iverson’s bail is set at $11,000.

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