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Utah man in what police call a 'love triangle' accused of firing shots and making death threats

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 15:25:02-05

BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — A Utah man has been arrested on suspicion of firing a weapon and making violent threats during an argument.

According to a probable cause statement, 41-year-old Jerry Allen Aubrey was highly intoxicated at a cabin in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Nov. 8.

A man called police to report he and others were being held against their will by Aubrey after an argument over an “open style relationship with the suspect’s [Aubrey] wife” as well as political views.

Sgt. Melody Cutler with the Unified Police Department told FOX 13 the argument was much more than just a disagreement over the outcome of the election. She says Aubrey, his wife and the man who called police are involved in a "love triangle."

At one point, Aubrey left the cabin and the other man said he heard one to three gunshots, and believed at least one of the shots was fired in his direction.

The man said that when Aubrey returned to the cabin, he continued to argue and threaten to kill him.

When officers arrived, they located a shell casing and a magazine in the area where the shots came from. They noticed Aubrey had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and was having a hard time standing without assistance.

They arrested him on suspicion of third degree felony discharging of a firearm as well as misdemeanor intoxication and threat of violence.