Man arrested after threatening to shoot people at a Box Elder County Walmart

ST. GEORGE — A man who made threats to shoot up a Walmart in Box Elder County has been arrested in the St. George area.

According to St. George News, Milton Bowcutt, 26, was located near LaVerkin during a multi-agency search of the area. He was arrested on charges of one class A misdemeanor count of unlawful possession/purchase/transfer of a dangerous weapon, one class B misdemeanor count of threat of violence and one count of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana.

Sgt. Nate Abbott with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office told St. George News the charges stem from an incident that began Thursday at about 10 p.m., when law enforcement officials were notified by the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office that Bowcutt had made threats to shoot customers at a Walmart store and then commit “suicide by cop.”

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says deputies took Milton Bowcutt into custody Thursday night. With guns drawn, deputies made a felony stop of the vehicle on state Route 9 just north of LaVerkin and instructed Bowcutt to exit the vehicle, which he did before deputies took him into custody without further incident.

He was transported and booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility where he remains on $10,000 cash-only bail.

Court records don’t list a defense attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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