North Logan man accused of hospital assault makes initial court appearance

Jason James Burr arrested Friday, June 6, 2014. 

LOGAN — A 34-year-old North Logan man accused of aggravated robbery and assault at the Cache Valley Hospital made his initial appearance in court, Monday afternoon.

Jason James Burr appeared in 1st District Court by closed circuit video from the Cache County Jail. He was arrested and booked Friday after being released from the University of Utah Hospital, where he was being treated for injuries sustained in the May assault.

Burr is being charged with eight counts, including three charges of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, all second-degree felonies, one charge of attempted aggravated robbery, a second-degree felony, two charges of use of a firearm by a restricted person, both third-degree felonies and two counts of carrying a concealed dangerous loaded firearm, both class A misdemeanors.

Burr refused to be assigned a public defender, telling Judge Thomas Willmore he was meeting with his own attorney on Tuesday.

Willmore ordered Burr to remain in jail on a no bail status and appear again in court Thursday morning at 10 a.m.

Burr is accused of walking into the Cache Valley Hospital’s emergency room, brandishing two handguns and demanding prescription medication. He reportedly pointed the guns at hospital staff while making his demands but never fired.

Two probation and parole officers 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 until Friday, when he was released and then arrested.

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