FARMINGTON -- A man arrested for allegedly shooting at a truck on Legacy Highway and then exchanging gunfire with police Wednesday night admitted to investigators he's also responsible for other recent, gun-related incidents in Salt Lake County, according to court documents.
Marco Antonio Guizar was booked into Davis County Jail early Thursday on one count of attempted aggravated murder, three counts of aggravated assault, one count of failure to respond to an officer's signal to stop, one count of interference with an arresting officer and possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to assault.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has put a hold on Guizar, and there is also a warrant for him from West Valley Justice Court for not having insurance for his car.
Guizar is being held without bail.
During an interview with police following his arrest, Guizar admitted responsibility for the Legacy Highway shooting and four recent gun-brandishing and shooting incidents investigated by Salt Lake City and West Valley police and the Utah Highway Patrol.
Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson has said troopers believe Guizar is linked to a shooting on Interstate 215 on Tuesday.
The Wednesday incident began around 5 p.m. when Davis County Sheriff's Office dispatchers received a report that Guizar, traveling northbound in a blue Toyota with Texas plates, was shooting at a moving vehicle on Legacy Highway, according to a probable cause statement filed in 2nd District Court.
Guizar exited Legacy Highway into Farmington, where he was spotted by a Davis County deputy, who tried to stop him from continuing southbound on Park Lane, the statement says.
Guizar fled from the deputy and drove for about five minutes through a residential neighborhood to 650 S. State, where he intentionally crashed his car into another vehicle occupied by two juveniles to avoid apprehension, the statement indicates
He then allegedly used a handgun to fire at a Farmington detective. One round struck the front of the detective's vehicle, and another round hit the driver's side door.
Guizar didn't surrender until the detective and another law enforcement officer returned fire, states the probable cause statement. Guizar wasn't hit by the officers' bullets.
When Guizar was interviewed at Farmington police headquarters, his demeanor and speech were agitated and excited, consistent with a person under the influence of methamphetamine and cocaine, police say.
Police also found drug paraphernalia hidden in his clothing.