Utah man arrested for robbing relatives at gunpoint, stabbing man with screwdriver
KSTU / Payson Police
Kayden Loveall, 19, faces nine felony charges.

By Spencer Burt, KSTU

PAYSON, Utah (KSTU) -- A Payson man was arrested Sunday after police say he broke into a couple's home, robbed them at gunpoint and stabbed the man in the chest with a screwdriver.

Payson Police officers were dispatched to Mountain View Hospital, where a man had a stab wound in the chest from a screwdriver. He and his wife told police that in the middle of the night, a man broke into their home, stole money and their phones, then "escorted" the man to the garage where he went through his truck and ultimately stabbed the victim.

"Upon further examination it was found the screw driver was touching the victim's heart," a probable cause affidavit reads.

Kayden Loveall, 19, faces nine felony charges — including attempted murder, kidnapping, burglary, robbery and illegal weapon possession — and six misdemeanors in connection to an attack that ended with a relative of his in the emergency room, according to a police report.

Police discovered Loveall is related to the couple. In Loveall's possessions, officers reportedly found: a financial transaction card with the victim's name, hundreds of dollars in cash, a prescription pill bottle, a loaded gun with the serial number filed off, and methamphetamine. Police also say he tested positive for "measurable amounts" of methamphetamine and THC.

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