Preliminary hearing scheduled for Blacksmith Fork rage incident

LOGAN — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the five adults, suspected of threatening and harassing a Box Elder County family at a campsite in Blacksmith Fork Canyon last spring. The three men and two women are 21-year-old Wyatt D. Pack, 42-year-old Cory B. Durney and 40-year-old Rikki J. Durney, all from Tremonton; along with 23-year-old Braxton J. Haderlie of North Ogden; and 21-year-old Samara L. Nielsen of Harrisville.

All of them except for Pack appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. They face charges ranging from rioting and aggravated assault, both third-degree felonies; along with misdemeanor assault and threatening with a dangerous weapon.

Deputies allege that the altercation began May 25 when the Caballero family, from Box Elder County, had vehicle trouble while towing a trailer in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. They found a pull out where they called for help to tow their disabled truck and their camper.

The Caballeros happened to be in a spot on public land where Pack and his group had already placed their trailer, ahead of a planned Memorial Day camping trip. As the family waited for help, Pack’s group arrived at the campsite.

A video showed Pack yelling at the Caballeros and demanding they move their truck. He was seen berating the family, at one point asking if the father was deaf and demanding he move the truck immediately. He swore repeatedly and at one point said he would move the truck for $40.

Pack eventually towed the disabled truck down the canyon and a friend arrived to tow the trailer away from the campsite.

During Monday’s court appearance, defense attorney Matthew Bartlett asked the court for a combined preliminary hearing. He explained that he and prosecutors had been unable to resolve the cases and said the hearing will likely last at least half-a-day.

Judge Kevin Allen scheduled the hearing for June 25. At that time, he will rule whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to bind the five adults over on all the charges.

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1 Comment

  • KA April 30, 2019 at 4:20 am Reply

    Dude must have left his MAGA hat at home. It would go great with that classy tank top.

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