Lucas, Torres and Williams mugshots

OGDEN — Three people have been arrested after allegedly participating in a drive-by shooting in Eden this weekend.

Nyheim William Edmond Lucas, 20, of Ogden has been charged with four counts of felony discharge of a firearm and one count of obstructing justice, all third-degree felonies, in 2nd District Court.

Police say Lucas was the shooter in the drive-by, which occurred on Sunday at 5482 E. 2300 North. Multiple bullet holes were found in the home, which was unoccupied at the time of incident.

Dianah Patricia Torres, 18, of Ogden, and Vance Malik Williams, 18, of Woods Cross, were also arrested in connection to the shooting. Each have been charged with one count of riot and one count of obstructing justice, both of which are third-degree felonies.

According to court documents, Weber County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shots fired call in the area Sunday and a witness said the shots came from a white sedan. A deputy spotted the sedan traveling on State Route 158 toward Ogden Canyon and stopped the vehicle, which had seven people inside it, including Torres, Williams and Lucas.

During a search of the vehicle, police found a spent bullet casing on the rear passenger side seat and a handgun underneath the front passenger seat, charging documents say.

Police say Lucas was allegedly sitting in the spot where the shell casing was found during the traffic stop, and his position also allowed him to place the handgun underneath the front seat.

During police interviews, Lucas allegedly denied any knowledge of the shooting and “gave a story inconsistent with the fact and evidence already found and known to investigators.”

Several juveniles involved in the case allegedly told police that Lucas was the shooter, and that he and others went to the Eden home to “jump” someone.

“One witness described this activity as ‘leaving a message’ for the occupants,” charging documents say.

Torres and Williams were also interviewed by police, and initially denied knowledge of the shooting. Torres eventually told police that she was the driver of the vehicle and knew that people in the car were going to the house for a fight, documents say.

All three made their initial appearance in 2nd District Court on Wednesday, and are being held in the Weber County Jail. Lucas is being held on a $50,000 bond, while Williams and Torres are each being held on a $10,000 bond. Their next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.

Reach city editor Jessica Kokesh at 801-625-4229 or jkokesh@standard.net. You can also follow her on Twitter at @JessicaKokesh.

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