Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 12, 2017
Grantsville man charged with felony aggravated assault

A Grantsville man is facing felony charges in connection to an assault that occurred late last month.

Donald Dean Nichols, 51, is charged with two counts of third-degree felony aggravated assault.

According to a probable cause statement, Grantsville City police were called to a residence on Maple Street on reports of an assault. When officers arrived, the victim said Nichols had been at his home to do yard work and during that time, money went missing from the victim’s home, and Nichols had entered the home several times.

The victim said he went to Nichol’s home and confronted him about the missing money, with the two exchanging words, according to the probable cause statement. Nichols approached the victim with a metal pipe and struck him in the head and arm, the victim said.

Police contacted Nichols and he admitted to the confrontation, the statement said. Nichols said it was possible he hit the victim in the head and arm, as the victim stated.

Nichols told police the metal pipe was the handle to a floor jack and admitted to having it with him during the physical confrontation, the probable cause statement said. A witness confirmed the events as stated by the victim, with Nichols possessing the metal pipe and swinging it at the victim.

Nichols’s bail was set at $10,000 bondable during his initial appearance in 3rd District Court on Monday. Judge Robert Adkins ordered Nichols have no contact with the victim in the case.

Nichols is scheduled to appear back in 3rd District Court on Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. before Adkins.

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