GARLAND – By Cari Doutre, Headliner Publisher, July 9, 2022
A kickball game during Garland City Days on July 7, ended with third-degree felony aggravated child abuse charges against a Garland man.
According to a statement from the Tremonton Garland Police Department, Christopher Scott Wiggins, 34, was booked into the Box Elder County Jail on suspicion of aggravated child abuse, a third-degree felony, following an incident that occurred during a kickball game at the Garland City Park on Wednesday night at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The report added that multiple witnesses claimed Wiggins allegedly put a 13-year-old boy in a “headlock choking him and taking him to the ground” while yelling profanities during the kickball game. Bystanders then intervened and separated Wiggins and the boy.
Wiggins left the park before officers from the Tremonton Garland Police Department arrived on scene. He was later interviewed at his home in Garland by officers where he was arrested and booked into the Box Elder County Jail.
“He expressed remorse and regret for what happened and stated he was trying to protect his child who was playing the catcher position from being ran over by the 13-year-old,” as stated in the press release.
“Chris stated he was embarrassed, shouldn’t have done it and that he was wrong,” added the Tremonton Garland Police Department.