Weber County Sheriff’s Office IDs suspect arrested in Ogden assault, Plain City shooting

Colton Shepard. Photo: Weber County Sheriff's Office

WEBER COUNTY, Utah, Feb. 12, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Weber County Sheriff’s Office has identified Colton Shepard as the man arrested Wednesday after a domestic assault in Ogden and a shooting in Plain City.

A WCSO statement released Friday afternoon says 23-year-old Shepard (misspelled as Sheperd) will be charged with:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Felony discharge of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon by a restricted person
  • Aggravated assault
  • Domestic Violence in the presence of a child
  • Aggravated burglary
  • Theft of a firearm
  • Damage/Interruption of a communication device

The WCSO statement says that on Feb. 10, “Ogden City Police were notified of a domestic-related assault that took place at a park near 9th and Liberty Ave. The victim was able to separate herself from the suspect, Colton Shepard.

“The victim traveled to her home in Plain City, where she found that Colton was now at her house. The victim found Colton in her home armed with a handgun. Two other males arrived at the home a short time later and discovered Colton with the handgun. These two males attempted to disarm Colton, however, during the altercation one victim was shot. The second male was able to disarm Colton and restrained him until deputies arrived.

“The male who was shot was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Colton was initially booked into the Weber County Jail on a probation violation.”

It was requested that Shepard be held without bail.

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