A man has been arrested after using a sledgehammer to break into a resident’s home Monday, Salt Lake City police stated.
Officials responded to the scene at 1596 E Woodland Ave on a reported burglary in progress.
They said David Shaskey, 60, had destroyed the victim’s door, using the sledgehammer to break off the doorknob, break the doorframe and create holes in the door.
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Officers added there was debris from the damage scattered over the floor.
The victim told police that after breaking into their home, Shaskey chased them through the house with the sledgehammer and into the street, where the weapon was thrown at them.
Upon Shaskey’s arrest, officers said they noticed “a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person.”
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“Prior to the booking process, David yelled at this officer and several correctional officers stating he was going to get his sons to come after us and kill us,” police added in a probable cause statement.
Shaskey was booked into Salt Lake County Jail and arrested for the offenses of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, intoxication, and assault/threat of violence knowing the person is a peace officer.