FARMINGTON, Utah — Norman Deem, 43, a convicted sex offender who pretended his death last year according to the police has turned himself in.
According to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, Deem was booked into the Davis County Jail on January 22.
“Mr. Deem walked into our jail lobby, identified himself, and explained that he had a couple warrants for his arrest,” said Deputy Ellis Bruch.
“He just walked right in,” Bruch said. “He was fairly low-key, pretty calm about it, a little bit distraught, if you will. But he didn’t say much at all.”
Deem’s car and personal possessions were found deserted along the Jordan River in Midvale in May, along with a shotgun which was not far away pointing towards a case of suicide.
On May 8, 2013, Kaysville police arrested Deem for not being able to register as a sex reprobate. The next day, according to the authorities he vanished.
As his death was not certain, he was treated alive by the courts. Even warrants were issued for his arrest when he fall shorted to appear for scheduled court hearings after his disappearance.
“It is pretty shocking,” Bruch said. “Most people that have a warrant of that magnitude will constantly run and try to get away from law enforcement, not walk into a lobby and turn themselves in.”
Deem is now scheduled to appeaar in court on Monday, February 24.