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SLCPD Patrol Officers Find Homicide Suspect While Conducting Proactive Follow-Up

SALT LAKE CITY — Overnight, three members of the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Liberty Patrol Division found 43-year-old Taddy Avalon Jackman, the suspect wanted for the murder of 34-year-old Charles Alires.

Jackman’s arrest came as the three SLCPD patrol officers conducted proactive follow-up on this case around Fayette Avenue and 200 West. While in the area, the officers worked with community members and found Jackman. The officers quickly and safely arrested Jackman.

Members from the SLCPD’s Crime Lab, along with detectives with the SLCPD’s Homicide Squad, responded to the address for evidentiary reasons.

Jackman is now in the Salt Lake County Metro Jail and charged with one count of murder.

This investigation started at 3:43 p.m. on Thursday February 2, 2023, when SLC911 received information about a stabbing at the Palmer Court apartments, located at 999 South Main Street.

Officers arrived and found Alires in critical condition. Officers performed medical aid and requested further assistance from the Salt Lake City Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance.

Alires died on scene.

Detectives believe Jackman pulled out a knife while his co-defendant, Ivy Chase Grant, fought with Alires.

Jackman is accused of stabbing Alires with the knife.

On Friday February 4, 2023, members of the SLCPD’s SWAT Team and Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT), working with the SLCPD’s Homicide Squad, located Grant at a residence near 300 East Kensington Avenue.

Grant is charged with one count of obstruction of justice. Detectives believe Grant started the fight with Alires and that throughout the investigation lied about his involvement.

During this investigation, the SLCPD asked for help locating both Jackman and Grant and released prior booking photos. As both men are in custody, updated booking photos are not being released, pursuant to state law.

Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is not the custodian of record for jail booking photos. Utah Code 17-22-30 mostly prohibits the release of jail booking photos. Generally, a jail booking photo can only be released by the custodian of record after a conviction or when law enforcement determines the person is a fugitive or an imminent threat to a person or public safety. In Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is the custodian of record for jail booking photos.