PROVO — A Provo man with outstanding warrants for sex-related crimes was arrested following a standoff with police Wednesday.
Rory Scott Dean, 59, was arrested for investigation of two counts of interfering with an arresting officer in addition to his warrants.
Acting on a tip, Provo police found Dean at a residence about 1 p.m., but he refused to come out, according to a Utah County Jail report. Police say Dean had just recently moved from West Valley City to an apartment above a business at 333 N. Freedom Blvd. Dean has no affiliation with the business, which is not open yet, according to investigators.
Because of his criminal history and suicidal threats he has made, a SWAT team was called to surround the apartment, according to Provo police. The SWAT team eventually "used CS gas and pepperball rounds" in an attempt to get him to come out. Dean opened his windows, however, to ventilate the residence, the report states.
But by 6 p.m., Dean surrendered without further incident.
Dean was charged in 3rd District Court on Jan. 4 with two counts of object rape, a first-degree felony, and sexual battery, a class A misdemeanor. A $250,000 warrant was issued for his arrest. He is accused of sexually assaulting at least two women who allegedly worked for him as models.Comment on this story
He was also charged in November of 2017 in 4th District Court with three counts of sexual battery, a class A misdemeanor. On Tuesday a warrant was issued for his arrest in that case for failing to show up to a court hearing, according to court records.
In 1996, Dean was sentenced to one to 15 years in the Utah State Prison for bilking dozens of Utahns out of more than $400,000.
Dean was the subject of yearlong investigation by the state Division of Consumer Protection. Prosecutors allege he scammed at least 40 residents through his upholstery business, Legacy Upholstery, and other ventures. He pleaded guilty to theft by deception.