SOUTH SALT LAKE – Police arrested a man after he barricaded himself in an apartment for about 7 hours Saturday, and the man is accused of sexually assaulting a female living nearby.
Police responded to the Wedgewood Willows Apartment complex, 3514 S. 300 East, at about 11:45 a.m. to make a welfare check on a 23-year-old male who had reportedly verbally threatened his girlfriend and her parents.
The man refused to come outside, but police were able to speak with him via phone. While police were at the scene, a woman who lives in another apartment told them the man barricaded in the apartment had sexually assaulted her at knifepoint earlier that morning.
According to a press release from South Salt Lake police, the investigation determined 23-year-old Jeremy Starn had threatened that female with death by a knife, and he allegedly touched her genitalia during and after the threat.