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Man jailed after gun incident at Denny’s

A 22-year-old man from the Tremonton area is in the Box Elder County Jail after he threatened customers and police at Denny’s Restaurant in Tremonton early Friday morning.

Police Chief Dave Nance said Tyson Burgess faces multiple charges in the incident that took place about 2:40 a.m., on March 15.  Burgess was reported to be intoxicated when he had an altercation with other customers in the restaurant and flashed a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.  The customers, two males and two females, told officers he made threatening statements to them while brandishing the weapon.

A waitress called police, who evacuated Denny’s and then attempted to take Burgess into custody at gunpoint.  He was not compliant with the two officers, Nance said, even attempting to draw out the pistol from his waistband.  “The officers were ready to shoot him,” Nance reported, but Burgess fumbled  the weapon and it fell to the ground.

Burgess was arrested without further incident and booked into the jail.

Nance said the pistol Burgess had in his possession, as well as a .357 revolver found at a family member’s house where Burgess had been earlier, had both been stolen from a home in Elwood.

Burgess faces charges of Theft of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by an Intoxicated Person, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, four counts of Aggravated Assault, Brandishing a Firearm and Intoxication.  It was also discovered that the suspect has a $5,000 warrant out of West Valley City for Child Abuse.Tyson Burguss mug


11 comments for “Man jailed after gun incident at Denny’s

  1. kyle
    March 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm


  2. Autumn Schutz
    March 16, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    OOPS Is right!!!!!

  3. TALEA
    March 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Wow. At least he wasn’t stupid enough to shoot it at all… People are not the same, when under the influence of most things.

  4. Marrisa
    March 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    This guy was like a brother to me in high school! Its kinda heartbreaking to know someone u once knew really well could turn into somethin like this!! Shame!!

  5. Brooke
    March 17, 2013 at 12:13 am

    seen him the other day and he was talking about getting everything on track…..wow

  6. Jamie Williams
    March 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I am Tyson’s mother. though I am not here to make any excuses for him… just be careful what you believe as far as the media goes… this story is not accurate.

  7. j
    March 19, 2013 at 8:25 am

    He was like my lil brother sorry to hear this happened Jamie.(its Jen Jades friend) he is a good kid just needs to get on back on track.

  8. Denise
    March 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

    If it isn’t accurate than why did he get arrested? It seems likely that a mother wouldn’t be objective in this situation.

  9. Rikell
    March 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I am Tyson’s aunt, and in defense of my sister Jamie…I want to say that yes Tyson did wrong that is why he got arrested… Jamie is not trying to downplay what happened, but some of this IS inaccurate.

  10. jo
    March 31, 2013 at 10:28 am

    If you weren’t there then who’s to say its wrong? I know the editor’s can say what ever they want but still no one that is drinking should have a gun. As a mom you will defend your kids even if there are in the wrong sorry for his family but action should be taken. This is why they are trying to take our gun rights away from people that that have done no wrong

  11. Jordon
    April 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Same old Tyson… maybe he can learn from this one >.<

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