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Man jailed after threatening woman with knife, officials say

Posted at 8:22 AM, Aug 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-31 10:23:21-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE — A Salt Lake City man was apprehended early this morning after threatening a woman with a knife, police said Saturday.

The incident started somewhere in Salt Lake City when Greggory Sergent, 23, allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend with a knife. The assault later spilled into South Salt Lake, said Gary Keller, spokesman for South Salt Lake Police.

At about 2 a.m., Keller said, a Murray police officer noticed some commotion at a Maverick at 514 W. 3900 South. The suspect was allegedly threatening his ex-girlfriend and the man she was with, with a knife.

Keller said the Murray officer attempted to stop Sergent when the suspect reportedly fled on foot. It was at that time that the officer called South Salt Lake Police for assistance.

After a brief foot chase Sergent was reportedly cornered in some bushes. Keller said Sergent was ordered to surrender – since he would not comply, officers sent in a K-9.

The dog bit Sergent on the arm and pulled him out of the shrubbery – he was then compliant.

Sergent was taken to an area hospital where he received First Aid for the dog bite. He was then booked into Salt Lake County Jail on aggravated assault charges.