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Skidmore sentenced
May 10, 2013 | 1031 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

FARMINGTON  — A man who engaged police in a standoff last summer at a North Salt Lake duck club was sentenced Tuesday to serve 60 days of home confinement and work release, 60 hours of community service and 12 months of probation.

A prison sentence of up to five years for a third-degree felony conviction was suspended for Brian Skidmore, 51.

Skidmore was found guilty of third-degree felony discharge of a firearm during a bench trial on March 7. His attorney Scott Sanders had asked 2nd District Judge Glen Dawson to reduce the felony charge to a class A misdemeanor, but Dawson didn’t.

The judge also ordered Skidmore to continue with his mental health treatment and to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Skidmore led police on a chase that ended at the duck club. After a four-hour standoff, he shot several rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun before shooting himself in the neck and being hospitalized. 

Sanders said his client ran because he wanted to kill himself, not because of any criminal activity.

Following his hospitalization, he was booked into the Davis County Jail and released on bail. Since then he has been treated for depression and alcoholism.

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