Man guilty on seven counts in 2009 shooting near Loma

Mark Young

A Mesa County jury Wednesday night returned guilty verdicts on seven counts against a Loma man accused of firing a high-powered rifle at two people in 2009 during a property dispute.

Mark Edward Young, 46, was acquitted of attempted murder but convicted on felony counts of attempted second-degree assault, two counts of menacing, criminal mischief, plus misdemeanor counts of prohibited use of weapon and possession of an illegal weapon.

The jury received the case around noon Wednesday, the sixth day of Young’s trial.

Young was accused of firing a rifle at two people in a vehicle who came to his home, 1640 P Road, in what was described by Deputy District Attorney Jeremy Savage as a dispute over a camera the night of June 8, 2009.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department was called to Young’s home and found a vehicle with two bullet holes in it. Nobody was injured by the shots.

Young was ordered jailed after Wednesday’s verdicts and is scheduled to be sentenced April 25.


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