Suspect in reported burglary who died after headlock was autistic, lived in nearby group home

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SYRACUSE, Utah – A man who suffered injuries during a reported burglary in progress Saturday died due to his injuries Thursday, and neighbors say the 25-year-old man has autism and stays at a group home near the residence he allegedly forcibly entered.

According to a press release from the Syracuse Police Department issued Friday, the man died Thursday. Police said the man was a suspect in the investigation into a reported burglary that occurred Saturday around 10:36 p.m. in the area of 1300 South Banbury Drive.

Police stated Monday that homeowner Jon Hislop heard someone rattling his front doorknob Saturday night. When he opened the door, he said the 25-year-old male forcibly entered the home.

A press release issued Monday states: “Mr. Hislop felt that he and his family were in danger, so he took action to control and restrain the suspect. Mr. Hislop placed the suspect in a headlock. The suspect eventually went unconscious.”

The man’s wife and neighbors performed CPR until paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the man to a hospital. Police stated Monday they would not be releasing information about the suspect or his medical condition, but they sent a second release Friday stating the man had died.

Neighbors tell FOX 13 News the man has autism and lives at a nearby group home. Police have not given any information regarding the man’s condition or said if he was living in a group home due to a diminished capacity. FOX 13 News has reached out to police for further information, and we will update this story as more details become available.

6 comments

  • Hunter

    Very sad to hear this. My condolences to the family in kaysville, they didn’t know the man had a mental disability when they confronted him. And to the family of this poor man who lost his life, my heart aches, deepest sympathies. I read he had severe autism and had the mental capacity of a small child. This is why he was pushing his way in, he thought he was at His home. This is why he had vhs tapes on him, they were his favorite thing, like a child’s teddy bear. This is one the saddest things I’ve read in a long time. If there is anything the community can do to help please let us know.

  • bob

    As the father of an autistic boy I certainly think this is a sad story. However, if a grown man forces his way into my home I’m not going to perform a mental health evaluation. The homeowner did what he had to do.

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