Utah county commissioner threatens officer over son’s arrest
A Utah county commissioner was caught on digicam threatening a sheriff’s deputy over his son’s arrest and demanding to see the warrant.
San Juan County Commissioner Bruce Adams’s son, Kenneth, was arrested on Nov. 25, 2022, on a warrant associated to a housebreaking conviction in 2020. Lately launched video footage from a neighborhood outlet exhibits the commissioner yelling on the sheriff’s deputy after he arrived to say his son’s car.
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Kenneth Adams was pulled over in his SUV by San Juan County Sheriff’s Deputy Brayden Giddings, who knowledgeable him he could be going to jail. Giddings and Deputy Wyatt Holyoak are recorded discussing whether or not or to not launch the car to the commissioner.
Holyoak wrote in a regulation enforcement incident report that Bruce Adams was not happy.
“[Bruce Adams] approached me and acknowledged that he needed to see the ‘Motherf***ing warrant instantly,” Holyoak stated. “I instructed [Bruce] I couldn’t present him private returns on my laptop. [Bruce] replied that I higher present him the goddamn warrant instantly.”
“It appeared to me that [Bruce] was attempting to make use of his affect as a County Commissioner to intimidate me into exhibiting him info that I used to be not permitted to do,” Holyoak continued in his report.
Bruce Adams was sad to find his son was already in jail by the point he arrived to choose up his car.
“Who do I name to search out out?” Adams stated. “You’re a police officer. Inform me who I name to search out out why he’s in jail.”
The commissioner stored reiterating that the warrant was “false” as a result of he claimed his son had handled the authorized implications of the housebreaking cost years in the past.
“The warrant’s not false,” Holyoak stated in response. “The warrant’s proper there.” This ignited the commissioner, who started shouting on the sheriff’s deputies.
“Would you like me to sue the son-of-a-b**** county sheriff as a result of he arrested my child on a false warrant?” Bruce Adams stated.
The warrant ended up referring to lacking paperwork pertaining to Kenneth Adams’s 2020 case. Final week, the court docket returned the $150 bail used to bail Kenneth Adams out that evening the video was taken.
Bruce Adams publicly apologized for his habits that evening on the native KUTV 2 News station. He instructed the outlet that he known as the sheriff the following day to apologize.
“It’s embarrassing. It’s embarrassing for me to behave that approach,” Bruce Adams stated. “I really feel unhealthy that I did that. However I used to be emotional.”
He stated, on the time, he believed there was a difficulty with the warrant and didn’t use his place as commissioner in any approach throughout the dispute.
“No person addressed me as Commissioner Adams at any time throughout the incident,” the commissioner stated. “For my part, I used to be performing as a father.”