FARMINGTON — Recent shootings involving police may have caused a delay in a Kaysville murder case.
Deputy Davis County Attorney Brandon Poll said Monday after the hearing for Joseph Nance that “preliminary tests show it (a gun found in October) is the same caliber as the bullets in the motel.”
Police say Nance, 29, shot his father, Gregory A. Nance, multiple times after an argument March 19, 2011, at the Far West Motel in Kaysville.
Nance claims he shot his father in self-defense. When Nance was arrested, he did not have a gun on him.
Nance is charged with first-degree felony murder and third-degree felony possession of a firearm by a restricted person. He is being held in Davis County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
Ballistics tests have not been completed on the gun that was found Oct. 31, 2011, in the hollows north of where the motel, now razed, was located, Poll said.
He said his office has been told by the state crime lab that the tests, needed to conclusively determine if the gun is the weapon allegedly used by Nance, have been delayed because of several recent shooting cases involving police.
Poll said he does not know which police shooting cases are delaying the process.
In November, Kaysville police said they thought a determination would take the state crime lab one to two months.
Judge John R. Morris set May 7 for another hearing.