FARMINGTON — The Davis County Attorney’s Office filed more charges against a 50-year-old North Salt Lake man who barricaded himself in his vehicle after shooting at a resident at a duck club.
Brian Ray Skidmore was originally charged in 2nd District Court with one count of third-degree felony discharge of a firearm and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol.
The county attorney’s office filed amended charges against Skidmore on Nov. 21. He is now charged with one count of felony discharge of a firearm and one count of failure to respond to an officer’s signal, both third-degree felonies; one count of threatening with or use of a dangerous weapon in a fight or quarrel, a class A misdemeanor; carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol, interference with an arresting officer and discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, all class B misdemeanors.
Skidmore appeared in 2nd District Court on Tuesday and entered not-guilty pleas to all six charges.
Another hearing is set for Jan. 15.
Skidmore was taken to a local hospital following a standoff with police July 22. He had been treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the neck after he barricaded himself in his vehicle at the Harrison Duck Club. Police had been searching for Skidmore after receiving a phone call that he may have been suicidal.
According to the probable cause affidavit filed in 2nd District Court, Skidmore fired a shotgun at a resident in the area.
The man then “fled the area for his safety,” according to the document.
When officers arrived at the scene, Skidmore fired several more shots. After a lengthy standoff, tear gas rounds were fired into Skidmore’s vehicle, but he refused to comply with law enforcement, officers said. A police dog was used to assist in removing Skidmore from the vehicle.
After he was out, a sheriff’s deputy and paramedics rendered advanced life support for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Skidmore was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and kept under tight security.
Police found an empty 12-pack of beer in Skidmore’s vehicle when they arrested him, according to the court documents.