Assault charges filed against former Grand County deputy
by Lisa J. Church
Staff Writer
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A former Grand County Sheriff’s deputy who was arrested July 12 and under investigation for attempted murder following an alleged attack on his father has been charged in Moab’s 7th District Court with two counts of misdemeanor assault.

The Utah Attorney General’s office on Tuesday, July 23, charged Timothy “T.J.” Brewer with assault and assault on a police officer, both class A misdemeanors, according to court records. If convicted, Brewer could face up to one year in jail on each charge.

Brewer, 33, allegedly assaulted his father, Moab Fire Chief Wesley “Corky” Brewer, and Moab police officer Steve Wiseman on July 12, according to court documents filed by Scott Reed of the Utah Attorney General’s office.

Reed declined to comment on the case when reached by email on the evening of July 23.

Brewer was a deputy with the Grand County Sheriff’s Department at the time the alleged assaults occurred. He has since resigned from the force, Grand County Sheriff Steve White said on Tuesday, July 23.

“He resigned just recently,” White said. “He is no longer with my office.”

In a July 12 news release, Moab Police Chief Mike Navarre said officers were called to a home in Moab at 12:14 a.m. on an incident that was “domestic violence-related.”

T.J. Brewer was arrested in the early morning hours of July 12 and later booked into San Juan County Jail on possible 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.

The same night, Corky Brewer was taken to Moab Regional Hospital then transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., where he was treated for injuries. Corky Brewer has since been released from the hospital and is recovering, Moab Valley Fire Protection Commission chairman William “Izzy” Nelson said last week.

The investigation into the case was handed over to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, Navarre said. Utah County Sheriff’s investigators traveled to Moab and Grand Junction to collect evidence and filed a report in the past several days with the Utah Attorney General’s office, which will prosecute the case against T.J. Brewer.

Law enforcement and prosecutors have so far released no information regarding the cause and severity of Corky Brewer’s injuries. Court records also contain no details concerning the reason for the alleged assault by T.J. Brewer.

On Monday, July 15, 7th District Judge Lyle Anderson ordered that Brewer be released from jail on the condition that he must comply with several stipulations. Those stipulations included 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.

T.J. Brewer is scheduled to appear in 7th District Court on Aug. 6, according to the documents filed by the Utah Attorney General’s office.

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