YUMA, CO – One Fairbury resident was shot and another one was booked into custody on Friday, October 14th, by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Department, they received a call about a man that was shot through the hand. The man was identified as Justin Bixler, 41, of Fairbury.
After investigation, the sheriff’s office reportedly were looking for Johnny Payne, 30, of Fairbury. Later on Friday, Payne was discovered at a Yuma swimming pool and taken into custody.
The vehicle Payne was driving, a black Chevy Equinox, was taken in as evidence. Evidence related to the shooting, as well as small amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine were discovered.
After the Yuma County Sheriff’s Department interviewed more related to the case, it was discovered that there was probable cause to search a home 541 W. Hoag in Yuma.
Around 3 a.m. Saturday morning, the warrant was executed and Joshua Hansen, 30, was taken into custody.
In the home, there was “an extremely large amount of suspected methamphetamine (approximately 7 pounds), cocaine (approximately 3 ounces), marijuana and marijuana concentrates in various forms (approximately 51 pounds), ecstasy, suspected synthetic drugs, several prescription drugs, firearms and other illegal weapons, and stolen antiques from a reported burglary earlier in the summer. The methamphetamine alone has a street value of nearly $320,000,” according to the press release.
Payne was booked into the Yuma County Jail for first degree assault, possession of a controlled substance, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a firearm, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and menacing.