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Clinton man charged in woman’s shooting in Roy last week

By Mark Shenefelt - | Sep 28, 2021

BEN DORGER, Standard-Examiner

The 2nd District Court is seen on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in downtown Ogden.

OGDEN — Prosecutors filed seven charges Monday against a Clinton man they allege shot a woman after an argument at a Roy convenience store Thursday afternoon.

Brayden Coles, 31, appeared in 2nd District Court, where Judge Camille Neider ordered that he remain held without bail in the Weber County Jail.

Charging documents said Coles was inside the Sinclair at 5190 S. 1900 West at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday when a woman he knew entered the store. They acknowledged each other and Coles went outside, followed by the woman, the arrest affidavit said.

The two argued in the parking lot and Coles allegedly pulled a handgun and fired three shots at the woman’s vehicle with her standing beside it, the affidavit said. Coles got into the passenger seat of a pickup truck driven by another woman. As the truck was backing out, Coles allegedly leaned out and fired two more shots in the woman’s direction.

Police said the woman was hit in the side, a bullet lodging in her rib area. She went back into the store asking for help.

The arrest affidavit said they identified Coles as the suspected shooter and were able to track him with the GPS ankle monitor he was wearing as a prison parolee. Coles cut off the monitor and threw it into a yard and hid the handgun behind a house, according to the affidavit.

Coles and the woman driving the pickup parked the vehicle and were walking when police found and arrested him.

Roy police said Coles agreed to talk to them and he admitted arguing with the victim, firing at her with a .380 caliber handgun and disposing of the ankle monitor and the gun.

The Weber County Attorney’s Office charged Coles with felony discharge of a firearm with serious bodily injury, domestic violence, a first-degree felony; second-degree felony counts of obstructing justice and use of a firearm by a restricted person; and four third-degree felony charges of felony discharge of a firearm.

In court Monday, Neider told Coles she could not further address his detention status until he determines whether he can hire an attorney to represent him. But Coles said his detention status on the charges didn’t matter “because I’m going back to prison on a probation violation.”

State court records show Coles has four criminal convictions, including for kidnapping and robbery in Ogden in 2008; running from Ogden police, 2013; illegal weapons possession in Manti, 2018; and using a dangerous weapon in a fight, Salt Lake County, in 2019.


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