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Two men arrested, charged after alleged assault with bat, machete

Two men were arrested on Friday after law enforcement alleged they threatened to harm a man with “a bat and a machete.”

Darwin Jay Bundy and John La Verne Simpson each face a single count of third-degree aggravated assault in the 1st District Court. The two 52-year-olds were arrested on Friday and charges were filed the following Monday.


An affidavit filed with the court states Cache County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a dispute in Wellsville where they saw “Simpson wielding a baseball bat” and arguing with the alleged victim outside of “a small shed.” The shed was determined to be the alleged victim’s primary residence, which he was renting from Bundy. 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.