A Colorado man who allegedly fired a gun in downtown Moab earlier this month, will likely face eleven charges in Moab’s 7th District Court on Aug. 29.
Patrick Trujillo, 33, of Denver, waived his right to a preliminary hearing during his initial court appearance Aug. 15, and will enter his plea at the end of the month.
Due to remodeling at Grand County Jail, Trujillo is being held in Emery County Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond.
Ranging from second-degree felonies to a class-C misdemeanor, his current charges total a possible four to 70 years in prison and up to three years in jail.
Second and third degree felonies include an assault against a peace officer with a weapon, using a concealed weapon in commission of a violent felony, and the possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.
He also faces a class-A misdemeanor charge of threatening to use a dangerous weapon in a fight and class-B misdemeanors including threat of violence, impersonation of an officer and a class-C misdemeanor of disorderly conduct.
On the night of Aug. 1, witnesses told police that Trujillo fired at least one shot in front of Zax Restaurant, located at 100 S. Main St., before entering the Club Rio bar, at 2 South 100 West.
When the officers entered Club Rio, witnesses in the bar indicated that Trujillo was “brandishing the weapon and threatening patrons,” according to a statement issued by the Moab City Police Department.
After refusing to exit Club Rio, court documents allege that Trujillo became combative with the officers and removed a firearm from his waistband.
“The ... officers immediately attempted to subdue the subject and as they did the male fired a single round,” according to the news release.
During the scuffle, the officers brought Trujillo to the ground and attempted to secure the firearm. At one point, an officer placed his hand into the firing mechanism of the weapon to prevent the firing of any additional shots.
“Eventually the very aggressive subject was taken into custody by members of the Moab City Police Department, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and the Utah Highway Patrol,” the news release stated.