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Fight between roommates ends in arrest

Mar 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

A struggle between two Riverton roommates resulted in an arrest and a citation last week.

Officials said the incident began at about 6:10 a.m. Feb. 25 when Jeremiah Shull, 21, of Riverton, was taking a shower at his home. According to reports, Shull's roommate, a 22-year-old Riverton man, kicked open the bathroom door and initiated a physical fight.

"They are wrestling around on the bathroom floor," Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said Feb. 26. "Some punches were exchanged."

The altercation escalated when Shull reportedly struck his roommate on the forehead with a 15-pound dumbbell.

"It was a weight consisting of two 5-pound plates and two 2.5-pound plates," Murphy said. "He ended up going to the hospital and getting some stitches. It wasn't life threatening."

The hospital staff notified police about the incident, Murphy added.

"The victim advised he lived at the residence for several years and never had any issues with Shull," Murphy said. "He didn't want him to get in trouble and didn't want to pursue charges."

Regardless, Shull was arrested for aggravated assault in connection with the fight. Murphy said Shull's roommate was later cited for domestic abuse.


Dec. 4: Shull says 'not guilty' to first-degree murder count in Oct. 19 stabbing death

Dec. 3: Autopsy says Willenbrecht died of stab wounds; case is a homicide

Nov. 14: Shull's attorney wants to quit; judge denies request

Nov. 13: At Shull preliminary hearing, defense argues against premeditation claims

Nov. 4: Hearing set for Riverton man in fatal knife attack

Oct. 31: New charges added to first-degree murder count against Shull

Oct. 23: Deputies tried to find murder suspect in two hours between alert and attack

Oct. 22: Murder suspect hears charge

Oct. 21: Murder charged for knife attack in bedroom

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