FARMINGTON -- One of two men who police said fired multiple shots with a .45-caliber handgun in east Layton in October entered guilty pleas to charges.
Brandon Benjamin Edgar Brown, 20, of Kaysville entered the guilty pleas Monday in 2nd District Court to one count of riot, a third-degree felony; reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor; and three class B misdemeanors: one count of possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor, one count of discharge of firearms and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol.
A sentencing hearing is set for Jan. 27. Brown is held in the Davis County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
The other man, Christopher James Church, 27, of Layton, appeared in 2nd District Court on Dec. 4. Another pretrial conference is set for Dec. 23.
Church is charged with one count of riot, a third-degree felony; one count of reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor, and with five class B misdemeanors: one count of discharge of a firearm from a vehicle; one count of interference with an arresting officer, one count of reckless driving, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol.
Church has been released from the jail after posting bail.
Both men are accused of shooting multiple shots in the area of 1062 E. 2525 North, Layton, and also in the area of Antelope Drive and Sunset Drive on Oct. 24.
Two 17-year-old boys drove to the Layton Police Department and reported they had encountered Brown and Church earlier in the evening on the east end of Antelope Drive while all of them were driving off-road in the area, police said.
When the teenagers drove away about 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 24, they told police, Brown and Church followed them in a Ford Explorer and shot at them.
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