CEDAR CITY — A man was arrested in Cedar City Wednesday evening following a disturbance during which he allegedly made threats with a gun.
Manuel Cabrera, 28, was arrested and booked into Iron County Jail late Wednesday night, approximately three hours after the incident was first reported.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m, Cedar City Police had been dispatched to the scene of a reported domestic disturbance in a mobile home park located just west of Main Street and south of 1045 North.
“Upon initial contact, officers determined the call was not a domestic violence issue,” the arresting officer wrote in a probable cause statement filed Thursday. Instead, an argument about money had broken out between Cabrera and one of his neighbors, the statement indicated.
The neighbor said Cabrera had brandished a firearm in a threatening manner and had made verbal threats toward him, according to the affidavit. Although Cabrera initially denied having a weapon, the neighbor was able to show officers a video that allegedly showed Cabrera brandishing the gun.
A warrant was subsequently approved to search Cabrera’s trailer, upon which investigators said they found a pistol.
The charging documents also stated that further investigation determined Cabrera is not legally allowed to possess a firearm, due to having prior domestic violence convictions and a protective order filed against him.
No shots were fired during the incident and nobody was injured, Cedar City Police confirmed.
When Cedar City News arrived on the scene at approximately 8:45 p.m., a man was observed with handcuffs behind his back, talking to officers next to a patrol car parked in the roadway.
Multiple Cedar City Police officers, in addition to at least two Utah Highway Patrol troopers, responded to the scene.
According to the charging documents, Cabrera faces multiple criminal counts, including possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; misdemeanor counts of making violent threats, threatening to use a weapon in a fight, using a weapon while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and intoxication; along with disorderly conduct, an infraction.
As of Thursday evening, Cabrera remains incarcerated in Iron County Jail and had not yet made his initial court appearance.
This report is based on statements from court documents and law enforcement officials and may not contain the full scope of findings. 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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