North Logan man arrested for brandishing guns at hospital

Jason James Burr arrested Friday, June 6, 2014. 

LOGAN — North Park Police have arrested the man suspected of brandishing two hand guns at the Cache Valley Hospital before being shot by probation officers, in May.

Jason James Burr was released from the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake, Friday afternoon. He was immediately taken into custody by North Park Police investigators and transported to the Cache County Jail.

North Park Police Chief Kim Hawkes said the 34-year-old Burr originally walked into the Cache Valley Hospital’s emergency room and brandished two handguns, a Taurus 9MM semi-automatic and a .38 Special two shot Derringer style. Both guns were loaded and ready to fire.

Hawkes said Burr went to the emergency room demanding prescription medication. He reportedly pointed the guns at hospital staff while making his demands but never fired.

Two officers with Adult Probation and Parole (APP) were at the hospital on an unrelated matter and confronted and shot Burr.  He was immediately treated for his injuries and then transported to Salt Lake by an AirMed helicopter. He had been in the University of Utah Hospital since then.

On Friday, Burr was arrested on charges of attempted aggravated robbery, a second-degree felony and three counts of aggravated assault, all third-degree felonies. He was also charged with two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, both third-degree felonies and two counts of carrying a dangerous concealed weapon, both class A misdemeanors.

Burr is expected to be arraigned in 1st District Court next week.

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