Two men have been booked into Weber County Jail for investigation of a shooting and an arson-caused house fire, authorities say.
Lonnie A. Davis, 42, was arraigned Tuesday in 2nd Circuit Court on a charge of first-degree felony aggravated arson. The count stems from a Sunday night fire at the home of his ex-girlfriend.The fire began sometime between 10 and 10:50 p.m. after charcoal lighter fluid was splashed in the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and outside of the house, investigators said.
The occupant, Shirley Reed, 51, was not home at the time of the blaze, which caused an estimated $10,000 damage.
Hours earlier, Davis and a 47-year-old Ogden man allegedly walked up the driveway of Robert Martinez's home, where Shirley Reed was attending a family party. Reed's daughter is the girlfriend of Martinez, police said.
Detective Rob Stauffer said Martinez was shot once in the abdomen at 8 p.m. after he ordered Davis and a companion to leave. The suspect in the shooting was arrested early Monday and is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on a second-degree felony charge of attempted criminal homicide, prosecutors said.
Martinez, 27, was in fair and stable condition Tuesday at McKay-Dee Hospital, a spokeswoman said.
Davis, who faces a preliminary hearing Sept. 15, remained in jail Tuesday in lieu of $20,000 bail.