WEST JORDAN — A man accused of leaving his loaded gun in a restroom at Salt Lake Community College was booked into jail this week for failing to show up to court.
The 40-year-old West Jordan man was charged in October with possession of a firearm on school property, a class A misdemeanor.
On Sept. 8, a handgun "with one round in the chamber and a full magazine" was found in a men's restroom at Salt Lake Community College's Redwood Road campus, 4600 S. Redwood Road, according to charging documents.
As a Utah Highway Patrol trooper was investigating the incident, the trooper received a call from the gun owner saying that he was just finishing using the restroom when his phone rang, and then he absent-mindedly walked out of the restroom while talking on his phone without his gun, the charges state.
On Oct. 25, an arrest warrant was issued for the man who failed to show up to a scheduled court hearing in the case. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Monday and a new hearing was set for Nov. 21.