FARMINGTON – Two men accused of firing multiple shots in east Layton in October pleaded not guilty in 2nd District Court Tuesday.
Christopher James Church, 27, of Layton and Brandon Benjamin Edgar Brown, 20, of Kaysville entered their pleas on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to a third-degree felony count of riot and a class A misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment.
Church is also charged with class B misdemeanor counts of discharge of firearms, interference with an arresting officer, reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol.
He will be back in court on Dec. 2.
Brown is also charged with class B misdemeanor counts of purchase, possession, and consumption of alcohol by a minor, discharge of firearms, and carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol.
The two allegedly shot at a vehicle traveling in front of them in the area of Antelope and Sunset Drive. Layton police said they received numerous 911 calls on the night of Oct. 24, some providing a description of the vehicle. Police stopped an SUV registered to Church.
Two teens reportedly told police Church and Brown followed them. They allegedly said they heard shots coming from the SUV and believed they were being pursued and shot at by someone in the SUV.