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Salt Lake man uses stun gun on former roommate, police say

Dean Roan, 20, of Salt Lake City, was arrested Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, for investigation of aggravated assault after police say he attacked his former roommate and attempted to use a stun gun on her when she jumped out of a window to escape.
Dean Roan, 20, of Salt Lake City, was arrested Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, for investigation of aggravated assault after police say he attacked his former roommate and attempted to use a stun gun on her when she jumped out of a window to escape.
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SALT LAKE CITY — A man who allegedly attacked his former roommate and attempted to use a stun gun on her when she jumped out a window to escape was arrested over the weekend.

Dean Roan, 20, of Salt Lake City, was arrested Saturday for investigation of aggravated assault.

Police say a woman who had lived with Roan for two months but recently moved out went to his residence near 2500 South and 900 East just after 2 p.m. to collect her belongings, said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Brandon Schearer.

The meeting turned into a "heated argument," according to a Salt Lake County Jail report, and Roan "produced a BB gun and held it on the victim for several hours while he beat her," according to police.

When the woman tried to escape by jumping out window, Roan attempted to use a stun gun on her leg, Schearer said.

In December 2015, Roan pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct in South Salt Lake Justice Court in a domestic violence-related incident, according to court records. A warrant was issued for his arrest in that case in August for failing to appear for a scheduled court hearing.