Trial set for ex-Cottonwood High coach charged with assault
SALT LAKE CITY — A trial has been set for a former assistant Cottonwood High School football coach accused of assaulting a man at a party.
A three-day trial beginning April 23 was set in 3rd District Court Monday for Eric Christian Eyre, 31, who is facing a single charge of aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony.
According to charging documents, Eyre was attending a party at 2015 S. 500 East in Salt Lake City on March 24 when his friend got into an argument with another man about spilled alcohol. Eyre and his friend were asked to leave the party.
Eyre then punched the man who was arguing with his friend and repeatedly hit the man's head against the ground, knocking him unconscious, charging documents state.
According to police, the victim was treated at University Hospital for a concussion, received stitches to his forehead and chin and suffered three chipped teeth.
Eyre resigned from his post at Cottonwood after charges were filed.
- Mourning family of Mormon missionary finds...
- Darrien's day: Controversy put aside as man...
- Astronomers find massive black hole in tiny...
- 5 reasons why Utah is a great place to live
- Big screen 'Maze Runner' is a big dream come...
- Supporters for traditional marriage focus on...
- World War II veterans grateful for...
- Mom battling cancer determined to live for...
- Supporters for traditional marriage... 51
- Police break silence about... 50
- Utah has some of the rudest drivers,... 39
- Friends, family, strangers gather at... 35
- New definition of homeless would give... 27
- Utah, Western states say feds are all... 26
- 5 reasons why Utah is a great place to... 20
- Protest ride results in charges against... 20