Alleged Cop Killer/ Burrito Thief Indicted For Murder

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Scott Curley
The suspect in the murder of a Utah sheriff's deputy was indicted today on several charges including premeditated first-degree murder.

A Coconino County grand jury indicted 23-year-old Scott Curley on five counts including premeditated first degree murder, aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault on a citizen, burglary, and theft.

The indictment stems from the murder of Kane County, Utah, sheriff's deputy Brian Harris, who was killed last month as he was chasing Curley three miles east of Fredonia.

After the shooting, Curley took off and was believed to be hiding in a six-mile, mountainous area east of Fredonia.


Curley's friends told officers Curley had food stored in what officers called "spider holes" in the mountains where police believe he hid for nearly three days.

Police were after Curley for a string of burglaries in Kanab, Utah, in which he targeted schools and stole bizarre things like a box of burritos. Harris caught up with him and during a foot pursuit that spilled from Utah to Arizona, Curley, police believe, shot and killed the officer with a high-powered rifle.

Curley was arrested after police got a call from a man in Lost Springs, Utah, saying a man with a rifle slung over his shoulder was trying to break into his house.

When police arrived they found an exhausted Curley and took him into custody.


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