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Reward planned in West Valley stabbing

Woman volunteer is recovering after attack at church

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WEST VALLEY CITY — A $10,000 reward is expected to be announced Monday to help find and convict a man who stabbed and robbed a volunteer at the Granger Community Christian Church.

A man entered the church's food pantry near 3800 South and 2600 West on Jan. 3 just before 6 p.m. and demanded that Jill Johnson, 61, hand over her credit cards and PIN numbers. The man stabbed her several times after she apparently didn't hand over the items fast enough, according to police.

The attacker also took Johnson's keys and her 1990 white Cadillac Fleetwood, which had not been located as of Friday.

Johnson was reportedly still in intensive care at LDS Hospital Friday but was making good progress and not in life-threatening condition, according to police.

On Monday, Meadow Gold Dairy is expected to announce a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the assault.

It's the second reward Meadow Gold has offered since entering a new partnership with local law enforcement agencies.

On Dec. 30 the company announced a $10,000 reward for information in the beating of an 85-year-old woman during a robbery inside her home near 2500 West and 3300 South.

Her condition has reportedly been upgraded, said West Valley Police Assistant Chief Craig Black. Previously, police had only labeled her condition as "guarded."

Anyone with information on either case is asked to call police at 840-4000.

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