A recent Morgan High School graduate will be in court June 18 on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, felony discharge of a firearm, and carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence alcohol.
According to police reports, a June 2 family argument at the family home on Peterson Creek Road “escalated to aggravated assault with a knife, an axe and a rifle.” Dyllan Jesse Waldron, 18, was “intoxicated with alcohol and continued to utter threats that he was going to kill his family throughout the event.”
A neighbor called police around 9 p.m. when a bullet broke a light fixture in the home. Police are familiar with Waldron. When police arrived, Waldron locked himself in a large shop on the property and was reportedly in possession of a knife. Police were successful in getting Waldron to exit the shop, and handcuffed him.
Police noticed several small lacerations on Waldron’s father’s leg and elbow. The father said he confronted his son and his friends regarding alcohol consumption going on in the shop, angering Waldron. Waldron entered the home and retrieved a .22 caliber rifle and rounds. Father and son “struggled over the weapon.” Several rounds were fired, one of which entered the neighbor’s home.
Although the father was able to get control of the rifle and secure it inside the home, Waldron continued to threaten to kill his parents. A neighbor arrived, helping to calm Waldron down. Police arrived 20 minutes later.
Waldron was booked into the Weber County Jail for criminal mischief with a domestic enhancement, three counts of aggravated assault, public intoxication, illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, carrying a dangerous weapon while intoxicated, illegal discharge of a firearm, and attempted homicide with a rifle.