SALT LAKE CITY — A man wanted in connection with the shooting and attempted killing of another man was arrested in Summit County over the weekend.
Anthony Vick, 32, was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with attempted aggravated murder, a first-degree felony.
On May 29, Salt Lake police were called on a report of shots fired near 2635 S. Highland Drive and found Chevron Laptiste, 40, lying in the street with gunshot wounds. Laptiste was shot in the back and had to have a kidney and part of his colon removed, court documents state.
Upon further investigation, detectives found a broken window and shell casings at 1246 E. Stratford Ave. (2560 South). Police discovered that Anthony Vick, Britney Flint-Jones and another man had been hiding in the house and waiting for Laptiste to come over, according to charges filed in 3rd District Court. Their intent was to beat him up and "force him to talk about another incident that had occurred previously," according to police.
Laptiste was punched and hit in the legs with a bat before jumping out a window in an effort to get away, charging documents state.
Vick was charged May 31 with attempted aggravated murder or an alternative charge of discharging a firearm resulting in serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony. He was also charged with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony, aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, illegal discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony, and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.
About 4 p.m. Sunday, a Summit County sheriff's deputy pulled over a woman driving a vehicle on I-80 for minor traffic violations. Two male passengers were acting very nervous and gave false statements, according to the sheriff's office.
The driver, Holly Hathcock, was arrested on several outstanding warrants. Vick, one of the passengers, was arrested on his outstanding $1 million warrant.
Flint-Jones, who was arrested May 30, was also charged in 3rd District Court with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and obstructing justice.
Utah court records show Vick was convicted of felony drug possession in 2002.
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