Threats, Assaults Lead To Star Valley Man’S Arrest


After reportedly threatening and assaulting a woman, a 49-year-old Star Valley man picked up a heap of other charges after he reportedly assaulted an officer and resisted arrest, police said.

John Barry Little was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of assault, four counts of threatening and intimating behavior, and a child support warrant for events early in the day at a home on South Ponderosa, said Payson Police Chief Don Engler. Little was also arrested on charges of resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a peace officer after county sheriff’s deputies pulled him over in Star Valley.

Initially, a neighbor called police around 10:15 p.m. to report a domestic disturbance occurring. When police arrived, a woman at the home said she had been hit in the head, Engler said.

Little had left the home in a vehicle before police arrived.

Payson police put out a notice to DPS and the sheriff’s office that they were looking for Little. About a half-hour later, a sheriff’s deputy contacted Little in Star Valley and attempted to arrest him. At that time, he reportedly assaulted the officer, Engler said.

Little was booked into the Gila County Jail.

According to court records, Little pled guilty to DUI in 1997 and was found guilty of two counts of disorderly conduct in 1996.


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