Bail set at $100,000 for man suspected of shooting himself

LOGAN — A judge has set bail at $100,000 for 31-year-old Jose L. Almaguer. The Logan man is accused of shooting himself last week and prompting a neighborhood manhunt for him by law enforcement.

Almaguer appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony and possession or use of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony.

State attorney Spencer Walsh asked the court to not allow bail, saying Almaguer allegedly threatened his wife that he was going to kill himself if she wouldn’t allow him to see his kids.

On October 20, police found Almaguer hiding behind a home near 1394 N. 290 W. He had what appeared to be a small caliber gunshot wound to his right wrist. He was hospitalized and later arrested.

The search for Almaguer started after a woman called police reporting he had showed up at her home saying he shot himself. Police set up a perimeter around the neighborhood and placed several nearby schools on lock-down until he was found.

Almaguer told the court he could not afford bail and denied threatening to kill himself.

Judge Kevin Allen ordered Almaguer to appear again in court November 2.

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