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A 23-year-old Sandy man could face charges for shooting a 25-year-old Kearns man in the buttocks with a 45-caliber handgun near Kamas, the authorities said.

The alleged shooting occurred at a campground Aug. 1.

"I don’t know that he caught the round or if it just grazed off him," Summit County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Josh Wall said. "It started bleeding profusely so they took him to the hospital."

Clinic officials at 1665 Bonanza Drive notified officers when the injured man sought care around 11:45 p.m., Wall said.

"When they get a gunshot, they’re required to notify us," Wall said.

Both men told investigators the shooting was accidental, Wall said, adding that they said they were preparing to clean their weapons.

"The county attorney may look at it for a reckless endangerment situation," Wall said. "The victim stated at the time that he didn’t want to press charges."

Calls received in July by Sheriff’s Office dispatchers included:

Someone called the Summit County Sheriff’s Office July 27 when a woman in western Summit County appeared to have a dislocated jaw, a bone protruding from her finger and burn marks on her arms and feet.

The victim begged the neighbor not to contact law enforcement, Wall said, adding that the caller indicated she might have "been beat up by her boyfriend."

The victim told deputies she and the man had a "verbal argument," Wall said.

Investigators noticed no serious injuries and suggested the woman file a report, Wall said, adding that no arrests were made at the scene.

Meanwhile, a confrontation at a home on Matterhorn Drive in Summit Park involved several men and firearms July 25 at 10:54 p.m.

"We seized some weapons in the incident," Wall said. "It sounds like all kinds of crazy stuff was going on."

The man who contacted police said he "had his head slammed in a car door," Wall said.

"It’s an assault with a deadly weapon-type situation," he said, adding that the case is under investigation.

A woman in South Summit reportedly survived an overdose of sleeping pills July 25 at 3 p.m.

Two men reportedly fought near Weber Canyon Road east of Oakley when a fence was damaged by people moving cattle July 25 at 9 a.m.

Someone inside a Ford pickup truck threw a shake at a bicyclist on State Road 248 on Pioneer Day, Wall said.

"An altercation, according to the driver, took place on S.R. 248," Wall said, adding that nobody was injured in the spat.

The driver was stopped by officers on State Road 32 north of Brown’s Canyon Road, Wall said, adding that the altercation occurred July 24 at about 4:30 p.m.

A medical helicopter was placed on standby when a man at Utah Olympic Park reportedly suffered a fractured femur and was going in and out of consciousness July 21 at 7:59 p.m.

Several drivers contacted Sheriff’s Office dispatchers July 21 at about 12:30 p.m. to report major traffic problems due to road work on Landmark Drive at Kimball Junction.

A house in Jeremy Ranch reportedly caught fire July 19 at 6:11 p.m. A caller to the Sheriff’s Office said "she can see flames shooting out the windows."


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