LOGAN — A 23-year-old Hyrum man who was previously arrested for threatening a Logan woman has been arrested again for allegedly trying to run down several family members in an SUV. Dennis E. Goodwin was booked Wednesday night into the Cache County Jail.
According to an arrest affidavit, Cache County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Hyrum home around 10 p.m. The complainant had reported a white Chevy Trailblazer attempted to hit two individuals and then sped off.
One of the alleged victims claimed Goodwin was the sole occupant of the vehicle. They described being at the suspect’s house several times earlier in the evening, attempting to de-escalate an ongoing domestic violence issue.
The alleged victim told deputies that the second time he was there, Goodwin had been drinking and making several threats of violence.
A short time after leaving the suspect’s house, the alleged victim said he was sitting at his residence when he heard tires screeching and went outside. That is when they witnessed the Trailblazer speeding toward a second alleged victim, who was standing on the side of the road. The individual had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, according to the affidavit.
The SUV then turned around at the end of the street and proceeded to drive at a high rate of speed in the direction of another family member. At the last second, the vehicle swerved and missed hitting them, before fleeing the area.
Deputies found Goodwin later at his home, where the Trailblazer was also located. He was booked into jail on suspicion aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and making a threat of violence, a class B misdemeanor.
In January, Goodwin was arrested for allegedly threatening a woman that he would hunt her down, kill her and cover himself in her blood. Prosecutors later charged him with several felonies for possession of a dangerous weapon and stalking. He has pleaded not guilty. The case has yet to go to trial.
Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.