OGDEN — One of three men charged in connection with a shooting at a club that injured three people earlier this month was arrested Wednesday, while two others remain at large.
Frenchman Davonti Dyer, 23, of Orem, was charged in 2nd District Court Tuesday with discharge of a firearm, a first-degree felony; obstructing justice, a second-degree felony; as well as third-degree felony inciting a riot, and two third-degree felony counts of discharging a firearm.
Weber County Jail records show Dyer was arrested and booked Wednesday. Two other men were charged Tuesday in the case, and arrest warrants were also issued for both Tuesday.
Erin Tramale Gaston, 24, of Ogden, was charged with five counts of discharge of a firearm, each a first-degree felony; obstructing justice, a second-degree felony; and inciting a riot, a third-degree felony. DeAngelo Micko Holland, 40, of Ogden, was charged with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony; and inciting a riot, a third-degree felony.
The charges stemmed from a shooting at Kokomo Club, 216 25th St., shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sept. 2., according to a police affidavit filed with charging documents. The affidavit stated a fight broke out at the club and three people were shot after the fight was broken up.
Officers on scene were told a man who went by “Big E” had fired the shots and left the scene as a passenger in a white Chrysler 300. A person later contacted police to say a man who went by “Monty” was also involved, the affidavit stated.
Police then obtained surveillance video from the club and from a nearby business that showed three men walk into the club and attack one of the victims. The three were identified as Dyer, Gaston and Holland, according to the affidavit.
After the fight, video from the nearby business then showed the men walking into a parking lot toward the Chrysler.
“Gaston is seen obtaining something from inside the passenger side of the vehicle while (Dyer) is pacing nearby. (Dyer) walked toward Gaston, who is seen handing an unknown object to him,” the affidavit states. “(Dyer) then walks to the other side of the vehicle for a moment, and then walks with Gaston towards where the group of victims were located at in the rear parking lot bar area out of camera view.”
The affidavit added that Holland took a different route to the same area and video surveillance showed people running away shortly after as shots ring out. Dyer is then seen running from a man before raising a gun and firing three shots at the man.
“The muzzle flash is clearly visible in the video,” the affidavit states. “When Frenchman fired the handgun at (the victim) it was fired in the direction of (him), DeAngelo, and an unidentified male and female.”
That man suffered a gunshot wound to the left knee and Dyer left in a “darker color hatchback vehicle,” the affidavit continued. Another man was shot at five times during the incident, suffering two gunshot wounds to the abdomen and another to the elbow. He was also grazed by another bullet in the abdomen and across the right thigh. The man told police Gaston had shot at him, the affidavit stated.
No details were provided about the other person injured in the shooting.
Court records show both Holland and Gaston were also charged in connection with a traffic stop less than two hours after the shooting. According to a jail report, police pulled over the Chrysler near 2300 Lincoln Avenue just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 2.
The report stated police arrested Holland and Gaston in connection with the shooting, but drugs and money were located after a search warrant was executed on the car. It included a "gallon-sized baggie which contained white powder residue.”
“The front of the vehicle was also covered with white powder, consistent with someone attempting to destroy or conceal the evidence,” the report added.
Both were taken to an Ogden police station, where the report stated Holland was “in possession of a baggy containing a white powder substance consistent with cocaine, and attempted to flush it down the toilet.”
Gaston was later transported to a hospital after showing signs of an overdose.
“It was believed this was possibly a result of swallowing cocaine and/or other drugs while getting pulled over in an attempt to destroy the evidence,” the report stated.
Holland was charged in 2nd District Court on Sept. 5 with possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony; obstructing justice, a third-degree felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor. Gaston was charged on Sept. 10 with tampering with evidence, a second-degree felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor in connection with that case.
They were released on bail after making an initial appearance in court. Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Gaston and Holland in connection with the shooting charges, and were still looking for them, as of Friday morning.