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18 arrested in Monday's mostly-peaceful SLC protest

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 21:05:51-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Although Monday night's protests in downtown Salt Lake City were much more peaceful than Saturday's, police say there was still some damage caused and 18 arrests.

SLCPD said Tuesday in a tweet that they arrested 16 people, and Utah Highway Patrol arrested two. Most arrests were for failure to disperse, a class-B or class-C misdemeanor, depending on the case. One person was arrested for shooting a gun into the air, one for throwing items at police and two for running away from police.

Those arrested for failure to disperse were:

  • Benjamin Noah Soto, 20
  • Charlotte May Jones, 22
  • Destiny Julisa Romero, 21
  • Deysi Radilla-Martinez, 19
  • Harland Eldredge, 27
  • Jason Spencer Vance, 48
  • Jemal Ruben Knowles, 50
  • Kayla Jewell Villamor, 27
  • Keita K. Pantaleon, 33
  • Michael Kennion Brown, 31
  • Mikaeli Rose Lechuga, 22
  • Morgan Burns Pitcher, 25
  • Steve Jonatan Rosales, 29
  • Taylar Brooke Jackson, 26

These individuals were released on the conditions that they receive a court date reminder call and monitoring for new charges.

Two juveniles were also arrested and not named.

Adam Warren Eugene, 39, and Noel Boyohit Lokiru, 20, were arrested for interference with an arresting officer in addition to failure to disperse. Police say they ran from arresting officers and failed to stop at their command. Eugene was released on the same conditions as the 14 above, while Lokiru was held on $750 bail.

Two people were arrested for more serious charges.

Roger Nuankoo Dyujay, 21, was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm, a class-A misdemeanor, and aggravated assault, a 3rd-degree felony, in addition to failure to disperse. According to the arrest report, officers were ordering a crowd to disperse and pushing them northbound on 300 East from 400 South when Dyujay began to strike the ground with a golf club and threw a water bottle and rocks at officers, also "yelling and inciting the crowd to not follow orders." He then reportedly fled on foot, then in a vehicle, which was stopped by police, before fleeing on foot again.

He was apprehended on the second floor of a parking structure, and police say they located a loaded .380 pistol in his pants pocket. He was held on $12,200 bail.

Samuel M. Hubble, 30, was arrested for possession of a deadly weapon with intent to assault and "loaded firearm in vehicle on street or in prohibited area," according to court documents. Police say an officer heard a gunshot near the area and during the time of the protests, then saw Hubble walk toward a home near 200 South and 300 East carrying what appeared to be an AR-15 style rifle. A witness told police she saw him fire the rifle into the air, walk into the house, then walk out of the house without it.

Police located and arrested him, executed a search warrant and found a Smith and Wesson M&P 15 .223 caliber rifle inside the home. He faces two misdemeanor charges and was held on $2,630 bail.

SLCPD also shared a photo of a National Guard Humvee with broken windows. It was unclear how the damage was caused or if any other damage or vandalism occurred.