News: Utah Bail Reform

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Bail reform needs to end’: Utah County Sheriff reacts to standoff suspect being released from jail The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says the release of a man at the center of a Pleasant Grove standoff highlights why authorities “have fought to have bail reform repealed.” On March 16, a man, later identified as 37-year-old Robert Clark, barricaded himself in a home for a multi-hour standoff with police. Clark was ultimately taken into custody, uninjured, after gas canisters were deployed in the residence.

Charges filed against alleged gunman in SWAT standoff a day after his release. Is bail reform to blame? Formal charges were filed Wednesday against a man accused of shooting at police during a six-hour standoff in Pleasant Grove. But the charges come one day after Robert Sterling Clark, 37, of Pleasant Grove, was released from the Utah County Jail, much to the displeasure of police officers. Clark was charged Wednesday in 4th District Court with assault on a police officer, a second-degree felony; plus two counts of illegal discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault, third-degree felonies.
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