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Park City Transportation Director Charged After Domestic Violence Incident

Park City Municipal Transportation Director Alfred Knotts was formally charged with three Class B Misdemeanors Monday morning, after a recent altercation at his home. 

Alfred Knotts was charged with assault and two counts of commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child, after being arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail just after midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 5. 

According to the probable cause statement, 45-year-old Knotts was arguing with his wife in their Summit Park home late Tuesday. Knotts’ wife was talking to their child in the child’s room when Knotts began yelling at his wife. After she exited the room, the woman said she would call the police, at which point Knotts grabbed her and threw her to the floor. The couple’s other child called the police, after screaming and noise caused him to believe his mother was thrown down the stairs.

When officers from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office arrived, Knotts was hiding under a tree in the yard. Knotts told police he and his wife were arguing, and he grabbed her by the arms to move her. 

His wife told police she wasn’t injured but could have been. At that point, Knotts was booked into the county jail.

Park City Manager Matt Dias responded to KPCW’s request for comment by saying the municipal organization was aware of the incident. Dias says the city does not comment on pending investigations, but given the nature of the allegations, the city will continue to evaluate the situation as it receives more information.

As the city’s transportation director, Knotts oversees the Park City Transit system as well as all transportation-related policy and projects. Knotts’ pretrial hearing is scheduled for March 3.

It’s KPCW’s policy to name suspects of domestic violence once they’ve been charged.

Emily Means hadn’t intended to be a journalist, but after two years of studying chemistry at the University of Utah, she found her fit in the school’s communication program. Diving headfirst into student media opportunities, Means worked as a host, producer and programming director for K-UTE Radio as well as a news writer and copy editor at The Daily Utah Chronicle.