Man accused of West Point shooting warned about parole violation

Sep 24 2013 - 6:32pm


Joshua Carl Henry (Police photo)
Joshua Carl Henry (Police photo)

FARMINGTON -- The man who deputies say shot another man in West Point has been told -- once again -- his probation is zero tolerance.

Joshua Carl Henry, 39, of Salt Lake City was arrested and booked in the Davis County Jail on Aug. 6. He is accused of violating terms of his three-year probation.

A special hearing was set for Tuesday before Judge Glen Dawson.

Henry admitted to not reporting to Adult Probation and Parole, not having a full-time employment and not being at his home by curfew set by the court.

His attorney, Michael Boyle, said Henry did not report to his probation officer because he had a job and was working.

"The upshot is (Henry) knows he should have reported to his probation officer," Boyle said.

Deputy Davis County Attorney Nathan Lyon said, "To be candid, I'm skeptical of all the explanations."

Lyon said Henry needs to understand this time around that his probation is strictly "zero tolerance," and any violation will mean a sentence at the Utah State Prison.

Dawson sentenced Henry to start his three years of probation over, plus serve 60 days in the Davis County Jail, giving him credit for the 49 days he has served since his arrest on Aug. 9.

Henry was ordered to serve his probation under the supervision of Adult Probation and Parole in June of 2012. He also was given credit for the 188 days he served in jail since his arrest in 2011. He was ordered to pay a $990 fine.

Henry pleaded guilty in March of 2012 to one count of forgery, a second-degree felony, and one count of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony. He was originally charged with first-degree felony attempted murder, third-degree felony sale or transfer of a firearm to a restricted person, and a class A misdemeanor for giving false personal information to a police officer.

A sentence of 1 to 15 years in Utah State Prison was suspended.

Henry was accused of shooting a man at a party in West Point on Sept. 1. A bullet grazed the victim's face and penetrated his chest, according to court documents.

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