POLICE

Another person charged in connection with violent SLC protests

Jul 21, 2020, 6:53 PM
400 S road closed weekend protests salt lake city police chief response violent protests charged bu...
An up-close view of the remains of the burned police car near 400 S. and 200 E. Photo: Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com, via Twitter

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Another person now faces charges in connection with protests that turned violent at the end of May in Salt Lake City.  

Roger Nuankoo Dyujay, 21, was charged in 3rd District Court with assault on a police officer, two counts of criminal mischief, and rioting. 

According to the Deseret News, Dyujay is accused of jumping on a Salt Lake City police patrol car that had been overturned and burned May 30.

He then “used a shopping cart to further damage the undercarriage” of the police car, used a skateboard to smash the windows of a second police car, jumped on the hood of a third police car, broke windows at the TRAX platform, and threw objects at police officers including an electric scooter,” charging documents allege.

Dyujay is one of fifteen individuals charged so far in connection to the destruction of the police car.

He was also charged on Tuesday in a separate case with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. On July 16, Dyujay is accused of entering a South Salt Lake woman’s apartment and robbing her at gunpoint, according to the Deseret News. When he was stopped by police, officers say they found Dyujay was in possession of a .40-caliber handgun which was fully loaded. 

Related stories: 

Trax station reopened, 400 S. still closed eastbound after protests

Five people charged with felonies in destruction of police car

Utah County Sheriff’s Office: what is (and is not) allowed during protests

 

Today’s Top Stories

Police

Ogden police car...
Mark Jones

Ogden-Weber Technical College evacuated due to bomb threat; no bomb found

Weber County emergency personnel responded to the Ogden-Weber Technical College Wednesday afternoon for a report of bomb threat. After a search of the campus, no device was found.
1 day ago
south jordan police...
Mark Jones

Two children hurt in auto-pedestrian collision in South Jordan

South Jordan police say two children are in critical condition after a auto-pedestrian collision Wednesday. Both children were taken to Primary Children's Hospital.
1 day ago
The family of Zane James reacts to settlement with Cottonwood Heights city....
Mark Jackson

Family of Zane James speaks out after settlement reached with Cottonwood Heights

The family of Zane James, who died after a police altercation in 2018, reached a settlement with the city of Cottonwood Heights over the death.
1 day ago
A German Shepard lays on the ground...
Mark Jones

Dog dies after being left in hot car for more than an hour

A dog died Tuesday after being left in a hot car for more than an hour, according to Salt Lake County Animal Services.
2 days ago
A house in Spanish Fork was on fire late Monday night....
Mark Jones

Spanish Fork house catches fire after fireworks not properly extinguished

Officials said a house fire in Spanish Fork was a result of recently used fireworks not being disposed of properly. No serious injuries were reported.
2 days ago
Utah Highway Patrol stopped 4,937 vehicles over the Fourth of July weekend....
Mark Jones

Busy Fourth of July weekend for Utah Highway Patrol

In statistics released Tuesday, the Utah Highway Patrol says its Troopers made contact with 4,937 drivers over the Fourth of July weekend, making it a busy one.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Another person charged in connection with violent SLC protests