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Cedar City man dies following assault

Published: Monday, June 29 2015 10:14 p.m. MDT

A Cedar City man died Friday after sustaining traumatic injuries two days earlier when police say he was “repeatedly kicked and stomped.” (Shutterstock) A Cedar City man died Friday after sustaining traumatic injuries two days earlier when police say he was “repeatedly kicked and stomped.” (Shutterstock)

CEDAR CITY — A Cedar City man died Friday from traumatic injuries he sustained two days earlier when police say he was “repeatedly kicked and stomped.”

Bryan Mahue Mellor, 59, sustained severe injuries in an assault Wednesday morning, according to Cedar City police. Officers were dispatched Wednesday to the area of 470 South and 75 West, where they located Mellor on the sidewalk.

Police say Mellor was hospitalized in critical condition and on life support at University Medical Center in Las Vegas before he passed away Friday afternoon.

Before Mellor died, police arrested Brandon Thomas Sappington, 30, of Cedar City, for investigation of attempted murder, assault on a police officer, interfering with an arrest and a misdemeanor traffic warrant. It appears the two men knew each other, police said.

— Madeleine Brown

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