OGDEN – Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a 50-year-old man who allegedly beat a convenience store worker until he lost consciousness after trying to arrest him for shoplifting.
Glade Fitzgerald, described in court records as homeless, is charged by the Weber County District Attorney’s Office with robbery, a felony in the first degree and aggravated assault with grievous bodily injury or loss of consciousness, a felony in second degree.
A probable cause statement from Ogden Police said that around 7 p.m. Thursday, the employee saw on a surveillance camera that Fitzgerald was shoplifting and stopped him outside the store. Fitzgerald became restless and allegedly grabbed her by the head and slammed her head against the sidewalk several times, then punched her several times, according to the affidavit.
“The victim was afraid for her life” and lost consciousness, according to the affidavit. The woman was treated for a head injury and cuts to her arms and elbows, according to the affidavit.
The store’s location was not listed in court documents, and a police spokesperson said on Tuesday that no further details were available.
Fitzgerald is being held without bail at the Weber County Jail.