Man arrested for trespassing at South Jordan home where explosive materials were found

McKenzie Stauffer, KUTV

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A Utah man was arrested Saturday for trespassing at a South Jordan home that was used to manufacture explosive materials earlier this year. 

Officers responded to the residence after a witness reported seeing a man trying to make entry at the home, pushing his way around the fence set up by law enforcement. 

“As officers began checking the location for the suspect it was apparent there were signs of forced entry throughout the property. The fence surrounding the property was pushed out to allow entrance,” the probable cause affidavit states. 

Officers also found the basement door was broken in. They made contact with 36-year-old Aaron Mitchell Norris inside the residence and took him into custody.

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Sgt. Eric Anderson confirmed to 2News that the residence is the same one that was deemed unsafe after a man was injured in an explosion there in October and explosive devices were found in July.

The man who lived in the home, Ryan McManigal, was arrested in July for attempted homicide and three counts of using a weapon of mass destruction. McManigal fired his weapons at SWAT officers. 

Inside his home, investigators found extensive bomb materials and weapons, including more than 4,700 rounds of ammunition.

Individuals charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

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