Two arrested in connection with attempted homicide in Provo

Posted at 7:52 AM, Sep 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-19 17:44:46-04

JUAB COUNTY, Utah — A suspect in an attempted homicide in Provo was captured in Nephi overnight, according to authorities early Saturday morning, and another individual arrested in connection with the incident faces obstruction of justice and theft charges.

Around 12:30 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center regarding a 26-year-old man who suffered multiple stab wounds.

According to police in Provo, the suspect had allegedly stabbed the victim six times in the back of the neck. Parties involved tell police the confrontation, “occurred over an alleged debt of money and narcotics at the Provo Towne Center Mall in an employee only area.”

The victim fled after the stabbing and sought treatment at a hospital.

On Friday night, Provo police tracked the suspect to Nephi.

Nephi City police, Juab County Sheriff’s Office and Utah Highway Patrol responded to assist, according a Juab County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

Authorities first responded to trailer court, Peach Tree Village, 700 East block of 200 North, where residents had seen the suspect, the post indicated. The sheriff’s office K9 searched several trailers in the area.

The search changed to a home a few blocks away.

While officers made contact with someone at the front door, the suspect allegedly fled out the back door.

Two Nephi City police officers took the suspect into custody without injury.

He was taken back to Utah County by Provo detectives.

Provo police stated Saturday they have arrested two people in connection with the case, Dennis Wing and Ambri Cazier.

Wing faces charges of attempted murder and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility.

Crazier faces charges of obstruction of justice and theft.

The victim has been released from the hospital, Provo PD stated Saturday.