PAYSON, Utah – Utah man flew in a small plane in his own home early Monday just hours after he was arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon, where the couple went on to talk about their problems, authorities said.
The pilot, Duane Youd, deceased. His wife and a child, who in the house got out and survived in spite of the front part of the two-story house engulfed in flames, Payson police Sgt. Noemi Sandoval said.
The crash happened about 2:30 a.m. Monday in Payson, a city of about 20,000 inhabitants, 60 km south of Salt Lake City.
Researchers believe that the plane belonged to the employer and that he intentionally flew in his own home, Sandoval said. He was an experienced pilot, ” she said. It was not immediately clear who employed Youd.
It is unknown when the child in the home is associated with You, Sandoval said.
Youd was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Sunday after a witness called the police to report that You was the abuse of his wife, Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon said. The couple had been drinking and went to American Fork Canyon to talk about problems that they had.
Youd was booked in jail on suspicion of domestic violence and then rescued, Cannon said. You will be asked to have an officer escort to go to his home, so that he can get his truck and a few belongings around midnight. That happened without incident, Sandoval said.
Within the hour, You had to take it off of the plane from Spanish Fork-Springville Airport is approximately 15 km to the north of his house. He flew directly to his environment and is beaten in his home, Sandoval said.
Photos of the wreckage, showed the white plane roasted and in pieces in the front yard near a fallen and broken car. Most of the luxurious house was still intact, but badly burned on the front.
The police responded to a previous time to the house on a domestic violence incident, Sandoval said. Online court records show that Youd agreed on July 23 to attend the marriage and family counseling sessions for six months as part of a plea agreement after a 8 April domestic violence incident where he was charged with disorderly conduct.
This story has been corrected to say that the crash happened about 2:30 pm, not 2:30 pm