A Woods Cross police officer accused of firing several rounds at a vehicle driving away from him now faces two felony criminal charges.
Joshua John Lindsey, 39, of Kaysville — who was fired from the department — was charged Tuesday in 2nd District Court with two counts of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony.
On Feb. 7, in a car lot near 1650 W. 500 South in Woods Cross, Lindsey was “charging” toward a truck with two men inside that was trying to get away from him, according to charging documents. While doing so, he fired four shots, the charges state.
“Fortunately for all concerned, (Lindsey’s) shots hit the vehicle and missed the victims inside,” the charges say.
The officer said he felt like his life was in danger, according to a police affidavit.
The two men in the truck, Julian Nordahl, 26, and Tucker Riggs, 28, were arrested. But according to state court records, only Nordahl was charged. He was charged with two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, a second-degree felony. On Aug. 17, Nordahl pleaded guilty to one amended count of attempted theft by deception, a third-degree felony. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 5.
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