ST. GEORGE – On February 19 just before 6 p.m. multiple officers of St. George Police Department responded to a traffic collision at River Rd. and St. George Blvd. When officers arrived, the intersection was completely blocked. Dispatch relayed to the officers information that the suspect was physically fighting people on scene. Multiple fire and emergency medical service units responded to assist.
St. George Police Department reports that Cory Sutton, his wife, and 3-year-old son were traveling north on River Road in their minivan. Cory was upset with his wife, so he intentionally accelerated to a high rate of speed on River Rd. He then intentionally sideswiped a small Nissan pickup and crashed into the rear of a large Dodge pickup near the intersection of River Rd. and St. George Blvd. All the vehicles involved were travelling northbound.
Following the collision, Cory exited his minivan, and started yelling at his wife. She couldn’t move because she was injured and she began screaming for help. A female witness tried to intervene but Cory grabbed her and pushed her to the ground. The adult male driver of the Dodge truck involved in the crash intervened to protect the female witness and Cory assaulted him by punching him in the face. This male witness and other bystanders subdued Cory in an effort to curb Cory’s violence until police arrived.
Cory, his wife and son were all transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center via ambulance. Traffic was disrupted for approximately one hour while medical personnel tended to victims, police investigated the crash, wreckers towed vehicles, and fire personnel cleaned debris from the roadway.
Cory Sutton was arrested, medically cleared at DRMC, and booked into jail on the following charges: DV Aggravated Assault, DV Criminal Mischief, DV in the Presence of a Child, 4 counts of Aggravated Assault, 2 counts of Simple Assault, Reckless Driving, Interfering/Resisting Arrest, and Leaving the Scene of a PI Accident.