Domestic Violence - Michael Durand

PRESS RELEASE

November 16, 2017 

On November 7, 2017, The Cache County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that Michael Durand, age 39, of Young Ward was a suspect in a domestic violence case. 

Over time, more information became available and a focused investigation revealed that the suspect had recently committed several acts of domestic violence; he was in possession of firearms as a restricted person, and is affiliated with a local outlaw motorcycle gang. 

Based on that information and the suspect’s possible threat to the community, the detectives then conducted surveillance on the suspect. In one night, they tracked him to the workplace of a female victim and also to a city in Box Elder County where he left a death threat on the car of a male individual. 

On Wednesday, November 15, the Cache County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team apprehended and arrested Michael Durand and executed a search warrant on his home. As a result of the search warrant, deputies found multiple firearms and a large amount of ammunition. 

He was subsequently charged with: Nine counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, all third degree felonies; protective order violation, class A misdemeanor; stalking, class A misdemeanor; assault, class B misdemeanor; threat of violence, class B misdemeanor; domestic violence in the presence of a child, class B misdemeanor; electronic communication harassment, class B misdemeanor; and propelling a bodily substance, class B misdemeanor. 

He is currently being held without bail at the Cache County Jail. 

Deputies were able to intervene before the suspect could carry out any of his threats. Sheriff Chad Jensen said: “This shows the deputies are deeply concerned about and committed to the communities that they serve.  In this case, they were very proactive and possibly prevented a real tragedy from occurring.”