CEDAR CITY — Prosecutors have charged a man accused of carving a profane word into a woman's stomach during an assault.
Brandon Lee Wall, 22, of Cedar City, was charged Tuesday in 5th District Court with aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony.
On Sept. 24, Cedar City police received a report of a woman who was allegedly assaulted "a few weeks" earlier by Wall, according to charging documents. Court records do not indicate why the woman waited to report the incident.
During the fight, Wall pushed the woman to the ground, got on top of her and "used a broken piece of glass (to) cut her stomach in the shape of a profane word," charges state. "The profane word was clearly visible in the scar on her stomach."
The woman told police that Wall "had been a good friend to her prior to this incident" and had even lived with her for a while "and been a caretaker for her medical needs," court documents state.
An initial court appearance was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.2 comments on this story
In November, Wall was convicted of assault, a class B misdemeanor, in Iron County Justice Court. In that incident, charges say he got into an argument with a male relative about what he was going to name his unborn child, according to charging documents. Police were called to break up that fight.
Wall became upset when the other man did not want to talk about the earlier incident, so Wall "jumped on top of him while he was lying down and punched him in the mouth," charges state.
Wall was placed on probation for 12 months.