Trial rescheduled for Logan man accused of severely beating woman

Booking photo for Courtney Wood (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — A new trial has been scheduled for a 32-year-old Logan man accused of severely beating a woman and threatening to shoot her.  Courtney Wood was arrested in May and is being held in the Cache County Jail.

Wood appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon.  He has been charged with multiple felonies of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child, also misdemeanors of possession of a dangerous weapon.

Defense attorney Wayne Caldwell asked for the new trial date after a scheduling conflict postponed the previous one.

Judge Angela Fonnesbeck set the new three-day trial for December 9.

Prosecutors allege that Wood physically abused the woman in May after she received several text messages from another man.  The victim had swelling and bruising all over her face, and her eyes were swollen to the point that she could not see out of them.

Wood is believed to have grabbed the woman’s phone and broke it.  He then repeatedly beat her for several hours and threatened her with a shot gun and revolver.

Officers investigated the case and identified Wood as the suspect.  They believed he was on the run at the time, hiding in Logan Canyon, and asked for the public’s help locating him. He was later found at a family member’s home in North Logan.  Inside the residence, police also found a shotgun and .22 revolver.

Wood is being held without bail.  He could face up to life in prison if convicted.


will@cvradio.com

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