St. George man arrested after allegedly assaulting 93-year-old grandmother

Cody Angelo Calegory. Photo Courtesy: Washington County Jail

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 19, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A St. George man is facing a second-degree felony aggravated assault charge after he allegedly assaulted his 93-year-old grandmother.

A probable cause statement from the 5th District Court of Washington County said Cody Angelo Calegory, 45, is also facing charges of aggravated abuse of a disabled or elderly adult, a second-degree felony; and criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor.

The arresting officer wrote in the probable cause statement she was dispatched to an address in West Hagen Circle in St. George Friday at approximately 2:50 p.m. on a report of a family fight.

It was reported that the suspect, Calegory, had choked his grandmother. A SWAT team was also called to the scene because Calegory fled to a nearby home and barricaded himself inside.

“Officers initially arrived and observed a gash to the victim’s upper left arm, bruising to her left cheek, and redness around the left side of her neck,” the statement said. “I interviewed the victim and she said she had been pushed down onto the ground by Calegory, and then he hit her in the chest and choked her.”

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She said she lost consciousness briefly and had to crawl out of the house to the neighbors’ house to be safe.

Calegory was placed in handcuffs by members of the SWAT team, and transported to jail.

“After Calegory was taken into custody, he displayed obvious symptoms of mental illness and acted paranoid, making incomplete sentences,” the statement said. “I was not able to interview him regarding the events due to his demeanor.”

The victim gave officials consent to go into her home to collect some of her property. Officers could not see blood anywhere, but did locate a damaged pink iPhone; the victim previously mentioned she had left her phone in the house. It’s believed Calegory damaged the phone, hence the criminal mischief charge.

“I learned Calegory had been living at the victim’s house for about a year and therefore the aggravated assault had a domestic violence enhancement,” the statement said.

The felony was committed when the suspect was on probation or parole. He was transported to Washington County Jail with his bail set at $10,000.

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