The home of Courtney Jo Flemal was a troubled place at times, according to 2nd District Court records.
The court granted three restraining orders against two different men who lived or spent time in the small apartment on 22nd Street.Seven days before her daughter disappeared, Shelly Flemal obtained a temporary protective order against Michale Dial, a boyfriend who sometimes slept at the apartment.
"Michale shoved me down on the ground. He has a history of this type of violence," Flemal wrote in a complaint to support the order, which was intended to keep Dial away from her and her residence.
The restraining order apparently was never served to the man, according to clerks at the Weber County sheriff's office. They did not know exactly why but said some women don't bring the orders to the department for service after the court grants them.
The order was the second against Dial in three months.
Cindy Payton, the mother of Dial's 6-month-old daughter, asked a judge in April to keep the man away after he and she argued about their daughter's visit to the Flemal apartment.
Payton said in an interview Thursday that she was concerned her daughter would be hurt by another man, Daniel P. Havens, who was living with Flemal at the time.
Flemal and Dial had apparently broken up, but Dial still visited the apartment on occasion, Payton said.
Court records reveal that Havens was served in March with a restraining order from Joyce Payton, Cindy Payton's mother.
Joyce Payton said in a complaint supporting the order that Havens had "knocked my front teeth out." She also wrote that the man was violent "because his drugs are more important than anything else."
Ogden Police Chief Mike Empey refused to say whether the men and/or the court actions had been considered in the death investigation.
"I can neither confirm nor deny anything related to that," he said.