(TOQUERVILLE, Utah) - Joshua David Canfield, 17, was arrested and booked at the Washington County Sheriff's Office Purgatory Correctional Facility. He has been charged with one count of criminal homicide in relation to the incident occurring in Toquerville, Utah, earlier this week. The booking is being submitted to the 5th District Court, Washington County, State of Utah. This is pursuant to Utah Code Annotated §78A-6-701 which grants the District Court exclusive original jurisdiction over cases of criminal homicide committed by persons 16 years of age or older.
Additional charges are under review by the Washington County Attorney's Office.
Canfield will be held in segregation and will not be considered for housing in the general population until after he turns 18.