Juvenile booked for manslaughter after man found dead in Wayne County

Posted at 9:42 PM, Oct 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-05 09:26:33-04

WAYNE COUNTY, Utah – A juvenile is facing charges that include manslaughter after a man was found dead in Wayne County Sunday morning, and officials said the man died after an altercation that occurred the night before.

According to a press release from Wayne County, the sheriff’s office received report from Richfield Dispatch of a possible homicide around 10:26 a.m. Sunday.

Police responding to a home in Fremont found the body of 32-year-old Jerimiah Randall James.

Investigators determined that, “a verbal and physical altercation had ensued the previous night, with alcohol involved; resulting in the death of Mr. James.”

A male juvenile was taken into custody and booked into the Central Utah Youth Center in Richfield on charges of manslaughter, possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor and possession of marijuana. That juvenile has not been identified, and his age is unknown at this time.

Further details about the case were not immediately clear. FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.