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Layton man charged with killing his father now charged with threatening puppy owner

May 27, 2024, 6:00 AM | Updated: 6:17 am

A Layton man charged this month with brutally killing his father now faces an additional criminal c...

A Layton man charged this month with brutally killing his father now faces an additional criminal charge after police say he threatened to kill a man selling puppies the day before his father was found dead. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

LAYTON — A Layton man charged this month with brutally killing his father now faces an additional criminal charge after police say he threatened to kill a man selling puppies the day before his father was found dead.

Jeremy Ross Pulver, 47, was charged Friday with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony.

Pulver, who investigators say is “known for being a normal guy unless he was under the influence of drugs — then he was angry, aggressive and unpredictable,” asked to buy a puppy from a man April 24, but the man did not show up, according to charging documents.

The next day, Pulver “became very upset” and went to the man’s house hoping to purchase a puppy, but learned the man had sold them all, police say. Before leaving, Pulver pulled out a gun and “threatened to blow him up,” according to charging documents.

At some point during the day, police say Jeremy Pulver fled to the West Valley home of his father. According to the caretaker of the house, John Pulver knew “the police were going to be looking for (his son) because he had pointed a gun at someone,” the charges state.

Read the full story and more from Collin Leonard on KSL.com.

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Layton man charged with killing his father now charged with threatening puppy owner