A Helper man sought by authorities in connection with a shooting at a tavern April 1 turned himself in at the Grand County Sheriff's Office last week.
Meanwhile, Moab police still have no leads in a separate shooting that occurred the same night at a different bar.A former Moab resident, Robert Lemon, 35, of 68 Dodge St., Helper, was arrested about noon and booked into Grand County Jail on charges of second-degree felony attempted criminal homicide.
Lemon was released Wednesday on $5,000 bail, said Sgt. Doug Morck, Moab police investigator. Arraignment in 7th Circuit Court is scheduled Wednesday, Morck said.
The arrest followed a more than two-week search. Carbon County Sheriff Jim Robertson said Lemon was spotted working on a fence near fence near the Old Wellington Road in Wellington. Sheriff's deputies spent much of the day combing fields behind a farmhouse after the suspect fled from an officer.
"He came in yesterday and turned himself in. He wanted to get the matter straightened up," Morck said Thursday.
Morck said witnesses told officers that Lemon was involved in a late-night altercation with two other men outside Woody's Tavern downtown.
Police were told three shots were fired with a .22-caliber handgun. No one was hit. A gun was recovered from Mill Creek, behind the bar.
In a separate incident April 1, police received a shots-fired report at 11:45 p.m. from the Outlaw Saloon, about a block northwest of the other tavern.
"We don't know who was involved in that situation," Morck said. Two witnesses who were in the parking lot at the bar told police that at least one shot was fired from a truck as it drove by.