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Husband of Bluffdale mayor faces charges threatening city councilman

Jun 30, 2022, 6:00 PM
A sign at Bluffdale City Hall in Bluffdale on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, encourages people to vote. Pho...
A sign at Bluffdale City Hall in Bluffdale on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, encourages people to vote. Photo credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News.

BLUFFDALE, Utah — Mayor Natalie Hall‘s husband, Jason C. Hall, is facing multiple charges. They’re related to assault, harassment, threats and stalking of Bluffdale City Councilman Jeff Gaston in 2021. 

The Utah Attorney General’s Office said in a news release that between March and December 2021, Jason Hall threatened Gaston multiple times. At the time of these threats, Gaston was a political opponent of Mayor Hall. 

According to the news release, the threats came in a variety of ways, which included intimidating messages to his home and workplace.

According to the probable cause statement, one of the statements read as follows:

“Unfortunately, (J.G.) you have shown that you will not change until something is done. It’s time you leave Bluffdale or resign. If you don’t, you will end up dead.”

 Jason Hall is accused of committing an assault by attempting or threatening to inflict bodily injury to Gaston.

The charges also state the husband of the Bluffdale mayor threatened Gaston if he didn’t drop out of the race for mayor. According to the press release, Gaston elected to drop out of the election due to the threats and intimidating messages he had received. 

According to the news release, evidence suggests Jason Hall asked for the help of a man, who worked for him. The news release says that the man delivered and mailed several items and is currently being investigated. 

Mark Jones contributed to this story.

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