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Man charged with 3 felonies in shooting outside child's party in Taylorsville

By Carter Williams, | Posted - Sep. 10, 2019 at 5:23 p.m.

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WEST JORDAN — A man who was shot twice after authorities said he arrived at a party he was not invited to drunk and with a gun made his initial appearance in court Tuesday.

Brian Dean Bogart, 40, of Tooele, was charged in 3rd District Court in West Jordan, Thursday with aggravated kidnapping and two counts of aggravated assault, all third-degree felonies, in relation to the Aug. 31 incident.

Bogart was arrested Sept. 1. Charging documents filed in 3rd District Court Thursday give a clearer timeline as to what prosecutors say the whole ordeal transpired.

It began Aug. 31, when a man told authorities he had received a call from Bogart who wanted to visit the man at his home in Taylorsville. The man said "Bogart sounded drunk and he told Bogart to not come over because he was having a child’s birthday party at his house,” the documents state.

Bogart did eventually arrive at the Taylorsville home. Unified police said Bogart was driving on state Route 201 when his vehicle broke down, according to a police affidavit filed on Sept. 1. That’s when a good Samaritan driving on the highway saw Bogart hitchhiking near 10000 West and offered him a ride.

“Bogart had no shoes on and (the good Samaritan felt sorry for him so he stopped and picked him up,” the charging documents stated. “Bogart then pulled a handgun out and put it on his lap. Bogart told (the good Samaritan) that he needed to go to a location to kill someone. (The good Samaritan) feared for his safety.”

The good Samaritan took Bogart to a home near 4644 S. Hemlock Drive in Taylorsville. According to the charging document, “(the good Samaritan) was afraid Bogart was going to make him wait while he went and shot someone, but Bogart just got out and walked up to a man he appeared to know.” The good Samaritan then left the scene and reported the incident to Utah Highway Patrol.

Meanwhile, the homeowner told authorities he saw Bogart get out of the vehicle and that he had a gun in his waistband. That’s when the homeowner grabbed the gun, cleared the chamber, and “made Bogart pop the clip,” the charging document continued.

The gun itself was returned to Bogart. The document added the homeowner told Bogart to leave, which Bogart did, but he later came back and “pointed the gun at (the homeowner’s) head, saying ‘next time.’”

The homeowner’s neighbor saw the incident and went inside his home to grab his gun. He then went over to talk to his neighbor about what he just saw. However, before he could, he saw Bogart return to the area with a gun pointed at him, the document stated. It stated he told Bogart to drop the gun twice before he shot him twice.

Bogart was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening and was released the following day, where he was booked into Salt Lake County Jail.

Court records show that a scheduling conference hearing was slated for Sept. 17 during Tuesday’s hearing. Records didn’t show if Bogart had legal representation.


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