UPDATE: New details released in Madison County shooting investigation
Charging documents for a Rigby man arrested in a shooting investigation have given a few new details into Saturday’s incident.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dylan Harmon, 20, Saturday after investigating a shooting near 4195 East 8000 South, according to a public sheriff’s log released Tuesday. Harmon was arrested, but charging documents remained sealed until Wednesday afternoon.
Charging documents now show Harmon faces misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, disturbing the peace, carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence and shooting from a public highway. While deputies arrested Harmon on a felony aggravated assault charge, prosecutors opted not to file that charge.
An affidavit of probable cause alleges Harmon sat as a passenger in a car while firing a handgun and driving through a parking lot with other vehicles and people. The probable cause affidavit does not indicate the parking lot’s location and the address of the alleged crime included in a report is a rural area near a power substation.
During the investigation, deputies report finding several 9mm shell casings near Harmon’s seat. Investigators also found a container of marijuana and a pipe used to smoke the drug.
“Dylan also stated he had been drinking and smoking that day and was clearly under the influence,” a deputy writes in the probable cause.
Although Harmon is accused of crimes, it does not necessarily mean he committed them. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
REXBURG — Deputies arrested a Rigby man while investigating reports of a shooting Saturday in rural Madison County.
Reports show investigators received a call of gunshots around 6 p.m. to 4195 East 8000 South. Madison County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Isaac Payne says the incident remains under investigation, but two people were arrested.
Dylan Harmon, 20, was booked into the Madison County Jail for felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor drug and drug paraphernalia charges. Deputies also booked the driver of a car tied to the shooting on a misdemeanor drug charge. EastIdahoNews.com is not identifying the driver at this time as he is only charged with the misdemeanor.
Criminal charges against Harmon have not been publicly filed in the court system as of Wednesday morning, but he remains in the Madison County Jail.
Payne explained deputies are trying to determine if Harmon was allegedly shooting at anyone in particular and noted the bench area is commonly used by people for target shooting.
EastIdahoNews.com will provide updates when they become available.