Grand County deputy is being investigated for alleged attempted homicide involving domestic violence
by Lisa J. Church
Staff Writer
Jul 18, 2013 | 5821 views | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Grand County Deputy Timothy Brewer is under investigation for alleged attempted homicide.
Courtesy photo
Grand County Deputy Timothy Brewer is under investigation for alleged attempted homicide. Courtesy photo
slideshow
A Grand County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of attempted homicide and several other felonies and misdemeanors. Timothy “T.J.” Brewer, 33, was booked into San Juan County Jail in the early morning hours of July 12 in connection with an incident that police said involved domestic violence, according to a news release from the Moab City Police Department.

Brewer was released without bail early this week, but is required to meet certain stipulations set by the court as a condition of his release, according to state court documents.

On July 12, Brewer was booked on charges of attempted homicide, a first degree felony, aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, two counts of third-degree felony domestic violence in the presence of a child and misdemeanor counts of intoxication, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer, according to the July 12 news release.

The same night, Brewer’s father, Moab Valley Fire Chief Corky Brewer, was taken to Moab Regional Hospital then transferred to a Colorado hospital to be treated for injuries. Police have not released information regarding the nature of Corky Brewer's injuries.

Moab Valley Fire Protection Commission chairman William “Izzy” Nelson said Wednesday morning that Corky Brewer has since been released from the hospital.

“Corky is out of the hospital and well on the road to recovery,” Nelson said. “He is currently on administrative leave.”

Nelson said Moab’s assistant fire chief Monte Curtis has been named the acting fire chief.

“All aspects of fire protection for the district are well covered,” Nelson said.

On Monday, July 15, 7th District Judge Lyle Anderson ordered that Brewer be released on the condition that he must comply with several stipulations. Those conditions include that T.J. Brewer have no contact with his wife or his father. T.J. Brewer is also barred from consuming alcohol and will stay with a relative in Emery County, according to the court order signed by Anderson. T.J. Brewer was not required to post bail as a condition of his release, according to court documents.

Seventh District Court records show that on July 15 Brewer’s wife asked a judge for a temporary protective order, which was granted. A hearing in that matter was set for July 23, but the order was dismissed on July 16 at the woman’s request, according to court records.

Police have so far declined to release any additional details about the alleged offenses. The investigation has been handed over to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, which will present a report to the Utah Attorney General when the investigation is completed, said Sgt. Erik Knutzen of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. Two other members of the Brewer family are law enforcement officers in Moab and Grand County.

“We anticipate hopefully by the end of this week or early next week to have a case to present to the Attorney General’s office,” Knutzen said Tuesday.

Paul Murphy, a spokesman for the Utah Attorney General’s Office, said the office will release no statements or information regarding the case until the investigation by Utah County law enforcement is completed.

T.J. Brewer has been placed on paid administrative leave by the Grand County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Steve White said Wednesday.

"He's on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation," White said.

Doricca Brewer, an aunt of T.J. Brewer, released a statement from the family on July 16.

“Our family appreciates everyone’s concern and support,” the Brewer family said in the statement. “We ask the public, please don’t jump to conclusions and to please continue to be supportive to allow the family to heal.”

Copyright 2013 The Times-Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

report abuse...

Express yourself:

We're glad to give readers a forum to express their points of view on issues important to this community. That forum is the “Letters to the Editor.” Letters to the editor may be submitted directly to The Times-Independent through this link and will be published in the print edition of the newspaper. All letters must be the original work of the letter writer – form letters will not be accepted. All letters must include the actual first and last name of the letter writer, the writer’s address, city and state and telephone number. Anonymous letters will not be accepted.

Letters may not exceed 400 words in length, must be regarding issues of general interest to the community, and may not include personal attacks, offensive language, ethnic or racial slurs, or attacks on personal or religious beliefs. Letters should focus on a single issue. Letters that proselytize or focus on theological debates will not be published. During political campaigns, The Times-Independent will not publish letters supporting or opposing any local candidate. Thank you letters are generally not accepted for publication unless the letter has a public purpose. Thank you letters dealing with private matters that compliment or complain about a business or individual will not be published. Nor will letters listing the names of individuals and/or businesses that supported a cause or event. Thank you letters about good Samaritan acts will be considered at the discretion of the newspaper.