Driver critically wounded in Cedar City road rage shooting; Suspect arrested

Posted at 5:05 PM, Jun 12, 2024

CEDAR CITY, Utah — A driver has been taken into custody and another hospitalized after an alleged road rage shooting in Cedar City, police reported Wednesday.

Jason Stolworthy, 46, was arrested in connection to the incident on multiple offenses including felony discharge of a firearm resulting in serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony and aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony.

According to the Cedar City Police Department, the incident started downtown as a "physical confrontation" between a motorcyclist and the driver of a car. It's not yet known exactly what led to the confrontation.

The two ended up near the intersection of Main Street and Fiddlers Canyon Drive around 3:30 p.m., where police say the situation escalated. The motorcycle rider, later identified as Stolworthy, allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot the driver of the car.

Stolworthy fled the scene, but was soon found at a nearby residence and taken into custody, police said.

Arresting documents detail that officers found Stolworthy trying to load the motorcycle into the back of a truck.

The victim was airlifted to the St. George Regional Hospital. Police said the victim was in critical condition.

The police department said their investigation is ongoing, but they are not seeking any additional suspects at this time.

The names of the victim has not been released.

Stolworthy is being held without bail in the Iron County Jail.

Anyone who witnessed either incident or has other information for the investigation is asked to call 435-586-2955.

This June, separate road rage incidents have left two men dead. In Clearfield, a 63-year-old man was killed following a shooting, while a father of two was struck and killed after a road rage incident in Lehi that was witnessed by his sons.

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