Salt Lake standoff has man held on charges
A suspect is hit with burglary, robbery and threatening raps
A 27-year-old man has been charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree robbery and first-degree terroristic threatening after refusing police orders Tuesday to come out of a Salt Lake residence.
Police went to arrest Jerome Kealoha Jr. of Salt Lake on suspicion of forcing his way into his ex-girlfriend's residence the day before and threatening to kill her. He is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail and has a court appearance today.
According to a police affidavit, Kealoha confronted his ex-girlfriend Monday at her North King Street residence. The woman told police she is six months pregnant with Kealoha's child and that he had lived with her for about six months.
During the confrontation, Kealoha allegedly forced his way in and damaged $800 worth of property. He pushed the woman onto the bed, slapped her and threatened to kill her, police said.
When the woman tried to stop him from taking her purse, he allegedly slapped her again, snatched the purse from her and fled.
At about 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, police went to Kealoha's last known address on Salt Lake Boulevard.
According to the affidavit, Kealoha refused to leave and told police he had a gun. He asked several times for his ex-girlfriend.
More than 90 minutes later, after several requests, Kealoha exited the unit and was arrested by police.