Utah love triangle turns deadly after woman’s boyfriend shoots her ex-boyfriend

Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-16 17:00:54-04

WEST POINT, Utah – The Davis County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed in a West Point love triangle as 29-year-old Randy Lennell Lewis of Kansas City, Missouri.

Police have arrested the suspect, Jory Arlow Fenstermaker, who now  faces a charge of criminal homicide after an argument turned physical and escalated to a shooting early Sunday morning.

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson said a man from out of town was visiting his ex-girlfriend and their two children at a home in West Point near 885 N. 3200 W.

Police said the woman’s current boyfriend was there at the house and that all of the adults got together to have drinks.

Police stated there was also evidence of drug use at the home.

"They were under several controlled substances that altered their mood; we don't know exactly what those substances are until we get the toxicology reports back," Davis County Sgt. DeeAnn Servey said. "I believe that played a factor in the events of the evening."

Officials said Fenstermaker and Lewis got into an argument which then became physical.

Deputies said Fenstermaker allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Lewis, killing him.

"Our initial investigation leads us to believe that the relationship between these three is a core detail in why the argument ensued," Servey said.

Officials said the shooting happened just after midnight and two children were in the home.

"They were in the home, they slept through the incident, which is good news," Servey said. "They are safe as well as the female who lives in the home, the mother."

Authorities said Fenstermaker ran after the shooting, even jumping fences and running through the backyards of neighbors' homes.

Around 2 p.m., Fenstermaker turned himself in and was booked into the Davis County Jail.

Neighbors say this is the first incident of any kind they've seen at the home.

"I've always seen their kids over there playing on the ground or playing on the grass or whatever and they've always been nice people really not making any disturbances," neighbor Scott Miller said.