A Jefferson man was arrested on a Boone County warrant Thursday in connection with a July 27 incident in which he allegedly threatened to kill a woman before taking her phone and abandoning her on a gravel road during a heat advisory.
Dalton Lee Weber, 22, of 206 N. Oak St., Jefferson, was charge with first-offense domestic abuse assault.
The victim told officers of the Ogden Police Department that the incident began about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Boone, where Weber picked up the victim at her workplace.
The victim said that Weber was “upset” and began “driving recklessly and struck a sign off of Story Street and would not let” the victim “out of the vehicle,” according to court records.
The victim said Weber allegedly told her “that he was going to take her out and kill her,” and he continued “to drive recklessly west out of Boone on gravel roads,” according to court records.
The victim said she was able to exit the vehicle on the west side of Ogden, where Weber allegedly threw “her phone out of the window and into the ditch,” which “broke the case on the phone,” according to court records.
Several passersby saw the victim in the ditch looking for her phone in the 98-degree heat, and they stopped to assist her, according to court records. The phone was found and law enforcement was summoned to the scene.
A warrant for Weber’s arrest was ordered July 29 in Boone County District Court and served July 29 in Jefferson. Weber was held in the Boone County Jail prior to his release on his own recognizance. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference Aug. 19 in Boone County District Court.
Weber was convicted of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness in 2019 in Greene County District Court. He was convicted of first-offense domestic abuse assault in February 2020 in Greene County District Court. He was convicted of second-offense domestic abuse assault in September 2020 in Greene County District Court. He was convicted of assault in April 2021 in Greene County District Court. He was arrested June 10 in Jefferson on a Greene County warrant for second-offense domestic abuse assault, child endangerment and false imprisonment. The case is pending in Greene County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.