SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Police say a man was caught Saturday trespassing at a South Jordan home that was found to be filled with explosives in July and its owner arrested.
Officers responded to the home near 3350 West and 10400 South on reports that a suspicious person entered it. They say they found the fence surrounding the house "pushed out to allow entrance" and the basement door broken in.
They found 36-year-old Aaron Mitchell Norris inside the home, and he was booked on suspicion of criminal trespassing, a class-A misdemeanor. Police say the property is fenced in, boarded up and clearly marked as "no entry."
The home belonged to Ryan McManigal, who was arrested July 24 after a shootout with police. Later that day, police found a large amount of explosives in his home, causing a neighborhood-wide evacuation while they detonated the materials.
McManigal is still in jail awaiting trial for multiple charges, including attempted murder and possessing "weapon[s] of mass destruction."
Police did not say whether Norris and McManigal are connected in any way.
In October, a cousin of McManigal's was in the home working on repairs when a homemade bomb went off, injuring him. McManigal's sister told FOX 13 she believed it was a booby trap set up by her brother.