Suspect in Moffat County case arrested in Utah


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• Marcos M. Gomez arrested on attempt to commit murder warrant

• Gomez found in southern Uintah County, in Utah

• Suspect allegedly threatened woman with gun

• Also shot past the woman's ear

— A Colorado man sought by police for allegedly firing a gun at a woman in November at a trailer park in Dinosaur has been arrested.

Marcos M. Gomez, 32, who also uses the alias Manuel "Manny" Gomez, was taken into custody Wednesday by detectives with the Uintah County Sheriff's Department on an arrest warrant for criminal attempt to commit murder and menacing.

Sheriff's Lt. John Laursen said detectives received a tip that Gomez was at an oil field location in southern Uintah County. They found Gomez's vehicle near the Green River bridge on SR-45 and were able to track him down from there, the lieutenant said.

The warrant for Gomez's arrest stems from a Nov. 12 incident at the Blue Mountain Trailer Park.

According to an affidavit filed with the 14th Judicial District in Moffat County, two men and a woman went to the trailer park so the woman could talk to her former boss about a job. But when the trio reached the trailer where they believed the man was, two Hispanic men answered the door.

While the group was talking to the men, Gomez allegedly approached them from behind, screaming.

"I'll kill everyone of you!" Gomez yelled, according to one man's account of the incident, which was included in the affidavit.

Gomez then pointed a gun at the woman, court records state, and asked, "You want to die?"

The woman told investigators that she challenged Gomez to "go ahead and pull the trigger." She said he pointed a .38-caliber revolver inches from her face and fired. The shot went past the woman's left ear.

The woman and the two men she was with fled the scene in their truck before contacting authorities. Gomez was no longer at the trailer park when deputies went there to look for him.

Moffat County sheriff's investigators learned that Gomez might be working in the oil fields in eastern Utah and contacted detectives in Uintah County shortly after the incident.

Laursen said Gomez had methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia on him when he was arrested in Utah. He was booked into the Uintah County Jail on the Colorado arrest warrant and on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two men with Gomez, Hector Medina and Manuel Robles, also were arrested by detectives.

Laursen said they were jailed on suspicion of possession of another's identification, false information to police and possession of forged government documents.

Agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency have been notified of the men's arrests, Laursen said.

No formal charges have been filed against any of the men.


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