CENTERVILLE -- Meloney Toone Selleneit told her husband "to go for it" just before he shot Tony Pierce on Oct. 30, according to police.
Selleneit, 53, of Centerville, was booked in Davis County Jail on Tuesday on a first-degree felony charge of criminal solicitation and second-degree felony charge of purchase, transfer or possession of a firearm by a restricted person. She is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Her first court appearance could be as early as Friday.
Her husband, Michael Selleneit, 53, is charged with one count of first-degree felony attempted murder and second-degree felony possession of a firearm by a restricted person. He has been transferred to Utah State Hospital for a mental competency evaluation.
On Oct. 30, the couple had a discussion about Michael Selleneit shooting Pierce, and Meloney Selleneit told her husband to "go ahead" and shoot him, according to the arrest warrant.
Police Lt. Paul Child said the investigation in the case is still ongoing. Officers had re-interviewed Meloney Selleneit and following that interview they believed Meloney Selleneit was complicit in the act itself.
According to the arrest warrant, Meloney Selleneit bought the handgun for her husband 10 years ago. The couple kept the gun under a pillow on their bed.
Child said Pierce is home recovering from the two gunshot wounds he received.
"He's had a pretty rough go of it," Child said.
Michael Selleneit told police he shot Pierce because Pierce had been "telepathically" threatening to kill him and that "Pierce has telepathically raped his wife on many occasions," according to court documents.