Officials arrest St. George man on 14 felony counts of weapons possession

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WASHINGTON COUNTY – A St. George man is facing 14 third-degree felony counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person Monday after his probation officer discovered his knife collection.

Andrew Gallagher, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Feb. 1, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Andrew Gallagher, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Feb. 1, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

When felon Andrew Gallagher, 37, checked in at the Adult Probation and Parole office Thursday, he tested positive for methamphetamine, according to a probable cause statement filed by Adult Probation and Parole in support of the arrest.

Gallagher’s probation officer then requested to search his vehicle, the statement read, at which point, Gallagher informed him his “knife collection” was inside his vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, the report stated, officers located 14 knives, several rounds of gun ammunition and a facsimile AR-15 rifle with the orange safety tip removed making it appear to be a real weapon.

According to court records, the probation officer had located a knife in Gallagher’s vehicle on a prior occasion and informed him he is not allowed to possess any type of weapon while on supervised probation.

Gallagher was arrested, transported and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility and placed on a 72-hour probation hold for probation violations.

He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon in 5th District Court.

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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  • IDIOT COMMENTERS February 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    meth and knives… great combo, huh?

  • .... February 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Just another Bundy supporter !

    • makkie February 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      So then we should reply-
      “Obama supporters”, during the ferguson riots?
      Or whenever a black person commits a crime?
      Or when you beat your wife or dog?

      • .... February 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm

        Just another Obama supporter !

      • .... February 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm

        I wouldn’t beat up my dog. I would beat up your dog. Obama 2016 ! ….ya feel better now. ! Lol !

  • digger February 2, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    You guys can’t just give it a rest? C’mon man!

    • .... February 3, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Just another Bundy supporter

  • knobe February 3, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Crack head getting high BEFORE checking in with AP&P ?
    AND transporting 14 knives ?
    Either he’s the poster boy for showing how crack causes brain damage Or
    He was really really desperate for a place to stay & jail sounded good .

  • sagemoon February 3, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Dang tweeker. Duh.

  • Kristen February 3, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    That tweeker felon you’re all having a good laugh at his expense, he’s an amazing person who would give the shirt off of his back and has on many many occasion, and has lived through things you people wouldn’t come close to being able to comprehend. He is one of the most compassionate people I have ever met and I get the privilege of know it’s in his blood. You people need to stop and think about the childish comments you makes really are affecting real people with real feelings. If you’ve never struggled then don’t you DARE judge it. This man is one of the kindest with the most loving hearts, you’d all consider yourselves lucky to know him.

    • ladybugavenger February 3, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      This man has a drug problem and needs help so he can be the God fearing compassionate man you speak of. don’t enable him. and keep it real. Before you think I don’t know, many readers here know my son was a meth addict and became a convicted felon. Many said the same about him when he was high. I would get told he’s such a good kid and I would say, No he’s not, but he will be. Good kids don’t steal!!! I was the only one saying it and I was the only one not covering up his wicked ways. So yes, at the heart he’s these things you speak of but you got to get through all this dark sh** to get to his heart. Stop enabling!

    • .... February 3, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      LOL ! This is funny ! just another crack head

    • Jensen February 3, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      It’s in his blood alright. But what is in his blood is meth. You sticking up for this tweeker is evidence that you have the same problem.

    • mr.washington February 3, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Don’t listen to them there just being the normal judgmental mormon

    • sagemoon February 4, 2016 at 10:31 am

      At one time, I’m sure Andrew was a wonderful person. Then he used meth and kept using it. The meth took hold of his brain and now he is not the same person you described. He is an addict who breaks the law to support his addiction. He needs treatment. Ladybug is right, don’t enable him. Instead, help and support him in his recovery so you can get the loving man you described back.

  • .... February 3, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Here’s one for ya ! Just another makke supporter looking for a crack pipe

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