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July 4th Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Findings

Press Release
Contact:           Chief Paul Child PIO 801-292-8441
Date:               May 18, 2018

July 4th Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Findings

On July 4, 2017, Cody McCray was shot and killed by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper following a police pursuit that ended on Legacy Highway in Centerville, Utah.  During the pursuit, officers diverted Mr. McCray away from routes for parades occurring in Centerville and West Bountiful.  Although no firearms were found in the stolen car Mr. McCray was driving, he was endangering people by going the wrong direction into oncoming traffic on a divided highway and using the car as a weapon to escape from officers who had stopped and surrounded the car.

Because the shooting occurred in Centerville and no Centerville officer fired any rounds, the Davis County Attorney’s Office appointed the Centerville Police Department to head the criminal investigation into the shooting.  The investigation was conducted by a team comprised of over thirty investigators from agencies in Davis and Weber County, the Utah State crime lab, and the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner.  After compiling the evidence, the team presented it to Davis County Attorney, Troy Rawlings for his review to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against the trooper who shot Mr. McCray.  Mr. Rawlings has concluded, based on his office’s review of the evidence, that “We do not believe the evidence is reasonably likely to convince a unanimous jury to convict Sgt. Neff of murder or any other homicide crime.”

Centerville City and the Centerville Police Department thank the law enforcement officers involved in the investigation for their hard work and professionalism in gathering and presenting the evidence to the County Attorney for his review.  They also express their sincere condolences to Mr. McCray’s mother, father, loved ones, and friends for their loss.

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Press Release
Contact:     Lieutenant Zan Robison PIO 801-292-8441
Date:          May 11, 2018
Residential Burglary Suspect Identified

We received a tip that helped us identify the suspect in the residential burglary case as Donald Shane Andrus.  Donald is a 41-year male.  Donald is wanted out of Colorado for a parole violation, Nevada for a weapons offense and is considered armed and has violent tendencies.  Donald is also considered to be a flight risk.   Because Donald has violent tendencies and is considered armed we are asking the public for any tips that may help us locate him.  Donald is 5 feet 11 inches tall, approximately 160 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair.   Anonymous tips are welcome.

We are also looking for a person of interest.  Her name is Stephanie Didericksen, and she is a 43-year-old female.  She pawned the bicycle that was stolen in the residential burglary in Centerville.   We would like to speak with her to determine what information she could provide us about this case.   Stephanie has ties to the Bountiful area.

Press Releases

May 10, 2018: Residential Burglary-Request for Public's Assistance

Contact:           Chief Paul Child PIO 801-292-8441

Date:               May 10, 2018

Residential Burglary Press Release

An individual is being sought by Centerville Police who is soliciting the public’s assistance to identify the suspect. The suspect is wanted in connection to a residential burglary.

On May 9, 2018, an unidentified male suspect forced entry into an unoccupied residence in Centerville at approximately 12:30 pm.  After gaining entry using an unidentified prying device, the male suspect walked throughout the house, searching room to room through the homeowner’s belongings.

Surveillance cameras located within the home captured video of the suspect as he walked throughout the home.  In the footage, the suspect is described as a Caucasian male, possibly in his late 30’s or early 40’s, wearing a blue and white flannel long sleeved button-down shirt, blue jeans and glasses.  The suspect also appears to have short brown hair and goatee.  See attached surveillance photos.

The suspect stole a Taurus 9mm semi-auto handgun in a small black case and a Giant Anthem Advance Pro 1 bicycle.  The bike was black in color and had orange decals.  The suspect left in an unknown direction from the home.

Anyone with information that might assist in identifying this suspect is encouraged to contact Detective D. Davis with the Centerville Police Department at 801-677-6427.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

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