A Midvale man who sparked a SWAT standoff by shooting at cars with an assault rifle is now facing 37 criminal charges.
Salt Lake County prosecutors filed the charges — which include felonies and misdemeanors related to gun use, drugs and other crimes — against Christopher John Dougherty Tuesday. Police arrested Dougherty, 45, in April after he barricaded himself inside a home near 7600 South and 1000 East in Midvale.
Dougherty's charging documents reveal that the incident began when a witness reported seeing him standing outside his home and shooting a rifle at passing cars. The witness said Dougherty fired at least five shots.