Police: Ogden man held without bail after violent attack on woman

Daniel Allen Young. Photo: Weber County

OGDEN, Utah, June 19, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — An Ogden man is being held without bail after police say he violently attacked a woman with whom he was previously in a relationship.

Daniel Allen Young, 37, is charged on suspicion of:

  • Murder, a first-degree felony (likely to be amended since his victim lived)
  • Aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony
  • Rape, a first-degree felony
  • Two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child, a third-degree felony

The probable cause statement, filed by an officer of the Ogden Police Department, says that at about 1 a.m. on Monday, Young entered the home of the woman without her permission or knowledge.

Young stripped to his underwear and stood at the end of the bed, where the woman saw him when she awoke. He demanded intimate relations, the statement says. He then removed her sleeping clothes “while he held her down by strangling her neck.

“She was able to fight him off and ran escaped the room with him following after her. During her escape, she fell down the stairs fracturing her toe, then ran outside,” yelling for help, the statement says.

Police say Young followed the victim outside, where the argument continued.

The victim ultimately agreed to be quiet if he would leave, the statement said. Young went inside to dress, but he returned holding two children who live in the residence.

“The victim ran back inside begging him not to take them, at which point he accidentally dropped one of the boys while setting him down, then produced a kitchen knife.”

Back inside the residence, Young pinned the victim against the stove, pushed her head into the hood hard enough to dent the metal, “and stated he was going to kill her, while slashing toward her throat,” the statement says.

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“She blocked the movement, which sliced her right index finger severely, requiring eight stitches. At some point during the scuffle he kicked her in the stomach which caused internal damage and she is now scheduled for surgery.”

The woman ran to the residences of neighbors in the condominium complex, seeking help. Her bleeding finger left a blood trail, the statement said.

“Meanwhile, the arrestee put both boys inside his truck, then returned to the home. The female victim seized the moment to enter his truck and drive to a friends home … at which time the police were called.”

When questioned by officers, Young admitted that he entered the home, confronted the victim in the bedroom, and kicked her in the stomach, the statement says. He also admitted that the children witnessed the incident.

Young denied threatening the woman with a knife and the allegation of attempted rape, the statement says.

The officer’s statement advised that Young should be held without bail because, if released, he was likely to flee the jurisdiction and “he poses a serious threat to this victim and has already caused serious bodily injury.”

“Your affiant believes that should the arrestee be released, further injury or death will occur,” the statement says. “Additionally, both individuals involved confirm this is not an isolated event, however it is the most serious.”

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