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Craig man facing charges for firing weapon

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Charges have been filed against a Craig man suspected of illegally firing his gun last week in the Ridgeview subdivision. Wesley Dean West, 51, faces one charge of reckless endangerment and two charges of prohibited use of a weapon, all misdemeanors. The incident occurred at 4:30 p.m. July 25. Two Craig Police Department patrol cars responded to a report of a domestic dispute with gunshots fired at 3408 Essex Court.

Craig Police Department vehicles collide while responding to call

Craig Police Department officers responded last week to a report of a domestic dispute with gun shots fired. The call was received about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Two police department patrol cars responded to the scene at 3408 Essex Court in the Ridgeview subdivision. When officers arrived, suspect Wesley Dean West, 51, of Craig, admitted he had fired three shots into the air to scare a neighbor’s dogs, Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta said. West was taken into custody and booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of reckless endangerment and prohibited use of a weapon, both misdemeanors. He was released on $750 bond the same day.


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