Step-father in jail after stabbing teenage son

DRAPER, Utah (News4Utah) - Investigators are putting the pieces together after learning a reported home invasion robbery in Draper was all made up.

Police say the incident was actually a domestic violence incident.

In the end, a 15-year-old is recovering from stab wounds while his step-father sits in jail.

The stabbing happened at a home near the area of 1678 East 12340 South around 5:30 a.m.

Investigators say when they arrived to the scene they found the step-father, Richard Wayne Hurley, outside of the home. He told them someone broke in and started fighting with him and his son.

Officials now know there is no suspect on the loose.

"This was a domestic violence incident that did not involve an intruder as was initially reported to police. Thank you to everyone in the area for their cooperation and patience while police sorted this out," Draper police posted on Facebook.

Police say it appears Hurley and his 15-year-old step-son were fighting. The teen ended up with several stab wounds. 

Officials booked Hurley into Salt Lake County Jail after a visit to the hospital to treat the minor injuries he received during the fight.

He was booked on charges of 2nd degree felony child abuse, domestic violence, and domestic violence in the presence of a child.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available.


If you or someone you know is in a dangerous, domestic situation there is free and confidential help. Support for victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence is available 24/7: 1-800-897-LINK (5465) or at or If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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