Officer assaulted, man arrested during infant death investigation
WEST VALLEY CITY – Police arrested a man Saturday night after officers say he assaulted a police officer, giving the officer a concussion.
Authorities said the assault happened during an investigation into the death of an infant.
West Valley Police say the Unified Police Department asked for assistance in an investigation into the death of a 2-month-old baby at St. Mark’s Hospital.
According to West Valley City Lt. Jeff Conger, the child was admitted to the hospital with “difficulty breathing” and died shortly after.
Police then met with the family at their West Valley home to begin the routine investigation.
“There is no indication there was any abuse,” Conger said. “We treat all deaths as a possible homicide investigation.”
While details weren’t clear on what sparked the violence, police say 26-year-old Tevin Evans, assaulted an officer giving him a concussion.
Evans was booked into jail on aggravated assault charges.
Conger says the injured officer was sent to the hospital to be treated for his injuries and will likely take a couple days off to recover.
Officers from other agencies were brought in to control the situation.
No other arrests were made.