CEDAR CITY — Police arrested a man following a disturbance in a Cedar City residential neighborhood Friday evening.
At approximately 7 p.m., police responded to a dispatch call reporting shots fired at an address in the 2700 block of North Clark Parkway.
“During preliminary evidence gathering, we were able to determine there were no shots fired,” Cedar City Police Sgt. Justin Ludlow told Cedar City News via telephone.
The two occupants of the residence, a man and a woman, were both uncooperative and initially refused to come to the door, Ludlow added.
“Once we were able to get them to the door, the male was taken into custody,” he said.
Although the man’s arrest had not yet been listed on the Iron County Jail bookings as of 10 p.m., he faces a charge of obstruction of justice, according to a news release prepared by the city via email shortly after 9 p.m. The man’s identity and age have not been released.
“The reporting female occupant was evaluated with no injuries sustained,” the release stated. The woman was transported to the local hospital for further assessment.
On Saturday on the jail’s “recent arrests” page, Richard Lile, no age given, is listed as having been booked at 9:48 p.m. Friday on suspicion of one count of resisting or interfering with an arrest, a class B misdemeanor. Cedar City Police confirmed to Cedar City News that the arrest corresponds to Friday night’s incident on North Clark Parkway. It appears as though Lile was booked and released, as he was not listed on the current inmate roster.
In addition to Cedar City Police, the Iron County Metro SWAT team and Iron County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident, Ludlow said.
“This was an isolated incident and there was never an active threat to the community,” stated the city’s news release, echoing a similar statement that was posted about an hour earlier on the CCPD’s Facebook page.
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