A 64-year-old Layton homeowner has been charged with reckless endangerment after allegedly firing his handgun twice during a confrontation with would-be burglars.
Clare Bindrup Niederhauser is scheduled for arraignment in 2nd District Court on March 19 on a class A misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. He remained free Thursday on $3,966 bail pending the hearing.
Layton police say that on Jan. 31, Niederhauser came home late in the afternoon to find a 47-year-old man using a pry bar on the front door of his home near 2500 E. Gentile Road. Niederhauser got a handgun from his car and confronted the suspect and ordered him to drop the tool, police said.