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Roosevelt man arrested for firing multiple rounds inside his apartment, police say

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ROOSEVELT — A man who told police that he “had been drinking and was tripping out” and fired multiple rounds inside his apartment, some of which went into a neighbor’s residence, has been arrested.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Scott Rueuben Cesspooch, 33, was booked into the Duchesne County Jail for investigation of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, carrying a weapon while under the influence and intoxication.

On Thursday, Roosevelt police were dispatched to an apartment where they found Cesspooch standing outside holding a gun, according to a police affidavit. After following police commands to put the gun down, Cesspooch first said he was “trying to stop some people from kidnapping a girl” and then asked police ”where the two bodies were that we had removed earlier,” according to a police affidavit.

Officers noted that Cesspooch appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, that his “words and stories were scattered, and at times he was talking to people that were not there.” He admitted to police that “he had been drinking and was tripping out,” the affidavit states.

When officers checked inside Cesspooch’s residence, they found “spent bullet casings and holes in the walls and doors of the apartment. There were a lot of bullet casings,” according to the affidavit.

Bullet holes were also found in a neighboring residence.

“The neighbor next door whose house had been fired into was not home during the shooting,” the affidavit states.