SALT LAKE CITY — A man already charged with one count of attempted aggravated murder for shooting at a truck on Legacy Highway is set to be in court Friday to answer to 21 more felony charges.
Mario Antonio Guizar, 37, of Taylorsville, is scheduled to appear in 3rd District Court at 8:30 a.m. Friday.
According to court documents filed Tuesday, Guizar is charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder, first-degree felonies; one count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony; and 18 counts of felony discharge of a firearm, all third-degree felonies. Guizar, who is being held in Davis County Jail on no bail, is scheduled to appear Feb. 28 in 2nd District Court for a felony arraignment hearing on the charges stemming from the Jan. 16 Legacy Parkway shooting.
Guizar is charged in 2nd District Court with 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.
On Jan. 23, West Valley Police filed two counts of aggravated assault, third-degree felonies, against Guizar in 3rd District Court. According to the court website, Guizar appeared in 3rd District Court on Monday and a scheduling conference is set for March 18.
The latest slew of charges stems from Jan. 15, when two people reported a man, later identified as Guizar, had shot at them on Interstate 215 near 3500 South. One car was struck three times on the driver’s side, and the other car was struck 15 times, according to the probable cause statement filed in 3rd District Court.
According to a probable cause statement, the West Valley charges stem from two incidents on Jan. 16 when a man, who was later identified as Guizar, pointed a gun at a woman who had two children in her car at 4100 S. 6400 West, West Valley. Later another man called police saying a man, who was later identified as Guizar, pulled up by him on 2500 Lake Park Blvd., West Valley, and pointed a gun at him.