Layton Police standoff Feb. 12, 2019

LAYTON — SWAT officers in Davis County have apprehended a suspect in an Ogden murder that took place Monday evening, and it was later revealed police are searching for a second suspect as well. 

According to Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman, members of the Davis County SWAT Team arrested 23-year-old Theron Nelson Farmer after a brief standoff took place at a Layton apartment complex. 

As of 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, Farmer was being examined by medical personnel before being taken into police custody. 

Lyman said that SWAT officers deployed gas in order to subdue Farmer. No injuries were reported to Farmer or SWAT officers. 

Farmer was named by police earlier in the day as a suspect in the Monday shooting death of 18-year-old Ogden resident Kamron Johnson. 

Johnson's brother, a 20-year-old man, was critically injured in the shooting. Ogden Police Lt. Brian Eynon said that the 20-year-old brother shot was last known to be in critical condition at a local hospital and is "likely" to survive his injuries.

Eynon told the Standard-Examiner Tuesday evening that the Ogden Police are searching for a second suspect in connection with Johnson's death. He declined to release any further details into the case, saying the matter is an ongoing investigation.  

Court records show Farmer was released from the custody of the Davis County Jail in January, where he was being held on a felony forgery charge. Farmer had his prison sentence suspended and was allowed out for time served, and was placed on probation for three years.

On Tuesday, a warrant for Farmer's arrest was issued out of Davis County in connection to the fraud case, according to court records. The warrant states Farmer "failed to comply" with the terms of his probation. 

Another report filed Tuesday afternoon gives more detail to Farmer's no-bail arrest warrant. The report, filed by Adult Probation and Parole, indicates Farmer's arrest warrant was issued because he "has become a suspect in a homicide and aggravated assault investigation." The report also indicates attempts to locate him by AP&P and members of the Ogden Metro Gang Unit. 

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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