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Mother of man shot, killed by Saratoga Springs police faces 4 charges in separate case

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Jan 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-23 19:28:14-05

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah -- The mother of Darrien Hunt, the 22-year-old man who was shot and killed by police last September, was in court herself Friday.

Susan Hunt is facing charges from a separate incident with Saratoga Springs police.

Susan Hunt shared hugs with family and friends before heading into the courtroom for what ended up being a short hearing. Hunt is facing four counts—three of them are misdemeanors while the fourth is an infraction. The counts stem from an incident that occurred last October.

Police allege Susan Hunt saw Saratoga Springs police officers who had pulled a motorist over at a Wal-Mart parking lot, which was near the area where Hunt’s son was shot and killed about six weeks prior to the October encounter.  Susan, apparently overcome with emotion, drove up to the scene and allegedly began to verbally berate and abuse the officers.

After police gave commands for her to leave the scene, Susan Hunt eventually drove away. The officers filed a report later, and Hunt was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, interference with an arresting officer and driving on a suspended license.

Hunt appeared Friday with her attorney, Ron Yengich, and they quickly asked the judge for more time to work out a resolution regarding the case. The case was continued until March 20.

Neither Hunt nor her attorney offered much in the way of comment when approached by FOX 13 News. Susan Hunt was formally arraigned for those four counts, and she pleaded not guilty to all charges.