CEDAR CITY – Saturday night Iron County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a fight in a home in Cedar City. When deputies arrived they located 49-year-old Tony Taylor. After conducting an investigation into the events of the night, Taylor and his 41-year-old neighbor David Torrey were arrested on multiple counts of drug possession, child endangerment, and contributing to the delinquency of minors.
When Deputies arrived at the home, they found Taylor, highly intoxicated, with two teenagers, according to the probable cause statement filed by Deputy T. Byrd in support of the arrests.
During the investigation, Byrd wrote in his statement, deputies learned that Taylor had taken the two teenagers over to Torrey’s home where they smoked marijuana and drank alcohol. The boys admitted they had done so when deputies questioned them.
The boys then described to deputies items that were used during these events, the statement said, as well as the location of where they smoked the marijuana. The boys said that it was Torrey who supplied the drugs.
Deputies obtained a search warrant for Torrey’s home and were able to find the described paraphernalia, and some marijuana. They then arrested both Taylor and Torrey and transported them to the Iron County Correctional Facility where Taylor was booked on two counts of child endangerment, third-degree felonies; two counts contributing to the delinquency of a minor, third-degree felonies; possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, a class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor; and intoxication, a class C misdemeanor.
Torrey was charged with three counts of drug distribution, a second-degree felony; three counts of child endangerment, a third-degree felony; possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, a class A misdemeanor; three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, class B misdemeanors; and one possession of paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.
Bail was set for Taylor at $10,000; and for Torrey at $15,000, and as this report is published, Taylor has been released on bond while Torrey is still in custody at the Iron Correctional Facility.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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