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Man Accused Of Zip-Tie Assault Denied Bail, Waives Preliminary Hearing

A Cache Valley man accused of strangling an alleged victim with zip ties was again denied bail after waiving his preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

Caden Rodney Peterson, 28, has been charged with first-degree aggravated kidnapping, second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree domestic violence in the presence of a child stemming from an incident in September.


During Peterson’s hearing, defense attorney Joseph Saxton argued for bail to be set in the case due to the alleged victim recanting significant portions of initial statements given to police. According to Saxton, the alleged victim sent a letter to his office admitting an altercation took place but stated it wasn’t as severe as initially reported to police. Though Saxton acknowledged victims do sometimes recant to assuage legal situations, he said the alleged victim’s explanation of events should be considered. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.