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Aposhian hearing over protective order postponed

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Posted at 6:28 AM, Aug 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-06 13:33:37-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah gun lobbyist Clark Aposhian was scheduled to be in court Tuesday for a hearing over a protective order, but the hearing was postponed.

The hearing has now been moved to September 3. During that hearing, the judge will decide if a stalking injunction placed against him should be permanent. The protective order began with a domestic dispute that his ex-wife and her husband claim happened at the couple’s home on Memorial Day.

In June, Natalie and Ronald Meyer testified that Aposhian drove his 2.5 ton army truck onto their lawn, nearly hitting a car. According to police reports, this all unfolded in front of Aposhian’s 11-year-old daughter.

Ronald Meyer claimed he called Aposhian, and that’s when Aposhian threatened to kill him. Natalie Meyer told a judge she witnessed a portion of the exchange.

“He says, ‘I’m going to come and I’ll bury you, I’ll end you.'” Natalie Meyer said. “I said, ‘are you kidding me? he just threatened to kill you?'”

Aposhian’s attorney, Mitch Vilos, said the charges are false. He also said the Meyers are using the whole scenario to gain leverage in a custody dispute, and to hurt Aposhian’s livelihood.

Because of the protective order against him, Aposhian is not allowed to have a firearm in his possession. Aposhian has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence in front of  a child, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and threat of violence.

If convicted, Aposhian could be forced to forfeit his firearms, his concealed weapons permit and concealed carry instructors license.

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