CRIME

Man arrested after allegedly firing two gunshots into Lehi home

Jan 17, 2022, 7:05 PM | Updated: Jan 18, 2022, 8:47 am
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LEHI, Utah — A 40-year-old Eagle Mountain man was taken into custody Sunday after he allegedly fire two gunshots into the front door of a Lehi home.

According to the probable cause statement, Christopher Chestnut fired two gunshots into the door of the Lehi home. He then attempted to enter the house. 

The suspect fled the scene in a silver passenger car, according to the probable cause statement. Doorbell camera from surrounding homes caught the incident on surveillance.

When police arrived on scene, they noticed the handle to the front door was destroyed. However, the front door was deadbolted, preventing Chestnut from gaining entry into the house, according to the probable cause statement.

The probable cause statement further states the residence of the home told police they were certain that Chestnut would have assaulted them had he gained entry into the house.

The residence of the home told police they recognized Chestnut from his voice. They also noticed the tattoos on his hand, which was seen through the holes created by the gun shots. 

Chestnut was located at his home and taken into custody. The probable cause statement says that Chestnut was found with evidence on him from the scene, including two empty shotgun shells. 

Chestnut was arrested under investigation for two counts of aggravated assault, each a third-degree felony; aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; felony discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony and criminal mischief. He was booked into the Utah County Jail.

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