Harrisville woman convicted in shooting of former boyfriend

Authorities say a woman of Harrisville has been convicted to a suspended state prison term and a year in jail for her part in the shooting of her former boyfriend.

Second District Judge Joseph Bean on Thursday sentenced 21-year-old Bailey A. Chase to 1 to 15 years in prison, the penalty suspended, plus a year in the Weber County Jail.

Chase and her cousin, 31-year-old Dario Deland Muniz, on June 4 went to confront the victim at his Ogden apartment.

In August, Chase agreed to a plea bargain that reduced the initial charge, first-degree felony aggravated assault, to a second-degree felony.

Weber County prosecutors also dropped a charge of first-degree felony aggravated burglary.

Bean gave Chase credit for 120 days already served in jail and said that, after 210 days served, she can be released to complete the rest of the year with daily reporting to the jail.

The judge further imposed a four-year term of probation.

Charging documents said Chase and Muniz went into the victim’s apartment, Muniz allegedly hitting him on the head with a rifle and then shooting him in the abdomen.

Chase and the victim reportedly had argued in the parking lot earlier.

Muniz is charged with attempted murder and aggravated burglary, both first-degree felonies.

He is set to go on trial Feb. 7.