At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13 Police responded to a 911 call. The caller stated that he had killed his girlfriend.

Thirty-Two-year-old Johnathan David Cross was arrested for the alleged murder. At the time of Cross’ arrest, he was on the phone with another individual admitting to the murder and repeatedly stated that he “wanted to die.”

Due to Cross stating several times that he wanted to die and “Police should just kill him”, he was transported to St. George Hospital.

Cross and his vehicle were in the St. George Police Department’s parking lot. The vehicle was secured until a warrant could be obtained to search it. Once the warrant was obtained the processing of the vehicle kept that part of the parking lot closed for several hours.

Police responded to the address given by Cross. When police entered the residence on Sir Monte Drive, they found the victim, Lisa Breinholt dead from what appeared to be stab wounds. Breinhold was forty-five years old.

Upon finding the deceased woman police were able to obtain search warrants on the car and the residence.

It was reported that Cross and Breinhold had been in a years-long relationship and currently lived together at the residence where the murder took place. It was also reported that the couple had been arguing the morning of the incident.

It is alleged that Breinhold locked herself in the couple’s bedroom and Cross forced his way in. Reports state that damage was consistent with that scenario. The scene has been described as “Extremely bloody and Breinhold had been killed in an extremely violent manner.” There were what appeared to be defensive wounds on the victim’s hands.

During the investigation, it was reported that Cross admitted to a third party that he killed his girlfriend. The party he was speaking to advised Cross to drive to the police department, put the knife down and surrender to the police.

During the investigation, Cross invoked his right to counsel and the questioning immediately ceased. Cross was booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility where he remains without bail as he poses “ a clear threat to society if released.”

*Persons under arrest are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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