Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder
Cedar City, Utah- February 28, 2013 11:15 AM
Arrestee; Nicholas Scott Anthony
At approximately 9:35 PM on February 27, 2013, police heard multiple gunshots in the area of Center and
Main Street in downtown Cedar City. A vehicle was observed by officers fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit began. The driver of the vehicle, 20 year old Nicholas Anthony,
crashed during the pursuit. Officers were then able to safely take Anthony into custody.
A witness originally reported seeing a subject fleeing from the area of the pursuit on foot. The Utah Highway
Patrol Helicopter was called upon to assist with the pursuit and containment of the area. This information was
quickly dispelled and officers concluded that Anthony was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Police report that Anthony expressed both suicidal and homicidal intentions. Evidence was recovered that
supported those statements.
It was determined that the suspect did shoot at a moving vehicle in the area from which it had fled. The two
occupants of the vehicle were not injured, but confirmed that the suspect fired multiple gunshots at them. The
victims appear to have been chosen by the suspect at random. Nicholas Anthony was treated at a local area hospital.
After his release, he was booked into the Iron County Correctional Facility on two counts of Attempted Homicide,
DUI, Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, Possession of a Firearm While Intoxicated, Discharging Firearms from
a Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, Failure to Stop/Fleeing and several other minor traffic offenses.
Bank Robbery in Cedar City
CEDAR CITY, UT – February 26, 2013 2:34 PM
At approximately 1:30 PM , Officers of the Cedar City Police Department responded to a robbery of the
Mountain America Credit Union located at 1701 W Royal Hunte Drive in Cedar City. An older white
male entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. The suspect received an
undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank.
The Iron County School District was notified and as a precaution placed the Cedar Middle School on
lockdown. The Cedar Middle School is close in proximity to the bank.
The investigation continues, however police are seeking assistance with identifying the suspect.
Attached to this press release is a photograph of the suspect. He is described as being in his fifties with
The suspect was last seen wearing faded blue jeans, a green shirt, and a light green baseball style hat. He
was also wearing a green coat with a tan collar. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the
Cedar City Police Department at 435-586-2956.
CEDAR CITY, UT – February 19, 2013 1:15 P.M.
Update: Homicide in Cedar City
At approximately 2:00 PM on February 15, 2013, the Cedar City Police were called in reference to a suicidal person. Police found one male identified as Thad Robertson, outside of the home. Another adult male was discovered deceased inside the home. The male subject suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was later identified as 52-year-old Jeffery Lane Hardy. Also located in the home was an adult female who had suffered an apparent gun shot wound. She was identified as 59-year-old Diann Bailey. Bailey was treated locally and then airlifted to IMC in Murray, Utah. Diann Bailey died this morning from her injuries.
The Cedar City Police Department detained 54-year-old Thad Robertson. He was later charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Restricted Person and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
At this hour, the Cedar City Police department continues to investigate what is now being classified as a Homicide. Robertson is the only suspect at this time.
CEDAR CITY, UT – February 15, 2013 6:30 PM
Shooting in Cedar City
At approximately 2:00 PM the Cedar City Police were called to 300 N block of 400 W on the report of a suicidal male. While en route, officers were informed a shooting may have occurred inside the residence.
Police contacted a male subject outside of the residence. This subject advised officers there were two people in the home and one of them had been shot. The second person in the home was described as likely being armed with a handgun.
The Iron Metro SWAT team responded to the location and made entry into the home. Inside the home was one adult male who was deceased. A female was also located in the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
This female was transported to a local area hospital where she was later airlifted to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Police continue to investigate at this hour. More information will be supplied as the investigation continues.
CEDAR CITY, UT – February 16, 2013 4:15 PM
Update: Homicide in Cedar City
At approximately 2:00 PM on February 15, 2013, the Cedar City Police were called in reference to a suicidal person. Police found one male identified as Thad Robertson, outside of the home. Another adult male was discovered deceased inside the home. The male subject suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Also located in the home was an adult female who had suffered an apparent gun shot wound. The female was treated locally and then airlifted to IMC in Murray, Utah where she is currently listed in critical condition.
The Cedar City Police Department detained 52-year-old Thad Robertson. He was later charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Restricted Person and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
At this hour, the Cedar City Police department continues to investigate what is now being called a Homicide. Robertson is still listed as a person of interest. Difficulties locating next of kin have delayed the release of the victim’s names.
The below information is a press release from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.
Incident: Aggravated Robbery/Aggravated Assault/Sexual Assault/Kidnapping
Investigating Agency: Iron County Sheriff’s Office
Details: On 1/31/2013 at about 1417 (2:17 PM) hours the Cedar City Public Safety Dispatch Center received a third party 911 call reporting that an adult female had been assaulted by an unknown male suspect.
This incident occurred in the Harmony Heights Subdivision, located northwest of Kanarraville in unincorporated Iron County. The female victim was showing a male subject a building lot in this subdivision when she was suddenly attacked, without warning by the male suspect. The suspect produced a weapon during the assault. The victim was eventually able to break free from the suspect and run to a home about a half mile away to obtain help. It appears at this time robbery/sexual assault was the motive behind the attack. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office is following up on several leads and working very hard to bring this suspect to justice. Anyone having information that may help with this investigation, please call the Iron County Sheriff’s Office at 435-867-7500.
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