Man shot by Cache law enforcement burglary charged, investigations complete
A man shot by law enforcement in April after authorities say he burglarized a Cache Valley home while armed has been charged and investigations into the incident have been completed.
36-year-old Isaac Joel Washakie has been charged with four misdemeanors and 14 felonies including counts of first-degree aggravated burglary, second-degree theft, and third-degree felony discharge of a firearm for incidents alleged to have occurred on April 19.
According to an affidavit the alleged criminal episode began in Box Elder County when officers there received a report of an individual driving a white Cadillac pointing an “AR-15 style rifle” at another driver.
Cache County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they received a report of an individual who entered a Wellsville home with an AR-15 style rifle, demanded keys to a vehicle and left in a Toyota minivan that was found heading southbound on State Road 165 at “extremely high rates of speed” from Nibley to Paradise.
Washakie was reported to have driven up a dead-end road in Paradise near a private residence.
The defendant reportedly lunged out of the driver seat of the stolen vehicle holding a scoped AR-15 rifle. A deputy from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office shot the defendant twice.
Washakie is set to make an initial appearance in court to face charges on Wednesday.
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