Encampment man arrested for felony destruction
Brian Anderson released on bond following arrest, destruction estimated to be over $150,000
March 16, 2023
An Encampment man was arrested following a family feud which resulted in more than $100,000 in damages to vehicles and equipment.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Carbon County Sheriff's Deputy Casey Lehr, he was dispatched to Encampment on March 5 to meet with Brad Anderson regarding an incident on the night of March 3. In court documents, Brad Anderson alleged that his brother, Brian Anderson, had piled up a variety of equipment using a Caterpillar D8 dozer and included a Chevy pickup and a Jeep CJ7.
Upon meeting with Brad Anderson, Lehr was asked if he was to "see the carnage" left by Brian Anderson. In the affidavit of probable cause, Lehr reported there were trailers on top of the Jeep and the pile included not only an older Chevy pickup, but a Ford pickup as well. After documenting the scene, Brad Anderson took Lehr to speak with his father, John Anderson.
Both Brad and John Anderson told Lehr they were worried about Brian's mental state. They also informed Lehr that Brian had been in contact with John prior to the incident and an argument had ensued.
Lehr and Deputy Gilbert then went to the home of Brian Anderson where they were able to make contact with him. The deputies asked him what had happened the night of March 3.
He told the deputies that he and his dad had gotten into an argument so he decided to pile up everything at the lot. Deputy Lehr told Brian Anderson that due to the amount of damage, he was under arrest for felony property destruction. Brian Anderson was taken to Carbon County jail without incident. According to the press release from Carbon County Sheriff's office, the damage could exceed $150,000. At the time of this article, Brian Anderson had been released on bond.