Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 12, 2014
Tooele man booked for alleged assault with swinging golf club

A Tooele man has been charged after allegedly running after another man and swinging a golf club at him.

On Wednesday afternoon, police reported to an assault in progress on Alfred Drive, according to a probable cause statement. There, the report states officers were told that Kristen Michael Brinkerhoff, 34, had been arguing with another man.

According to the statement, the argument escalated to the point where Brinkerhoff began running after the man while allegedly swinging a golf club at him. At the same time, the man was allegedly shooting pellets from an air pistol at Brinkerhoff, according to the statement.

When interviewed by police, Brinkerhoff said that he had been arguing with the man over a woman, and that the other man had threatened him in the past, according to the statement.

Brinkerhoff also told police he never hit the man with the golf club, and that after the man had run out of pellets in his air pistol, he allegedly drew a knife on Brinkerhoff, according to the statement.

Brinkerhoff was booked into the Tooele County Detention Center and was charged Thursday with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony. He made his first appearance in 3rd District Court Monday.

The other man was not charged with any crimes related to the event as of press time Tuesday. 

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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