Utah landscape business owner charged with shooting customer

By edited by Sarah Bunyea

The incident was over a lawsuit the customer had filed.

In Riverton, Utah, formal charges have been filed against the owner of a landscaping company accused of shooting a customer, according to an article on the KUTV news website.

Ryan Nolan Holladay, 36, is the owner of Landscaping and Sprinkler Specialists in Riverton. Holladay has been charged with five counts of felony discharge of a firearm and one count of using a firearm by a restricted person.

Court documents state that Holladay had been hired by Cody Steiner and his wife to do landscape work. An argument occurred between the couple and Holladay, resulting in Steiner suing Holladay.

On May 12, Holladay approached Steiner at his residence saying he wanted to “mediate” the situation. He then drew a gun from his pocket and fired multiple shots at Steiner, court documents state.

Two shots hit Steiner: one grazed his rib cage and the other pass through his bicep. The victim is now in stable condition.

Holladay fled the scene in a pickup truck, which was found abandoned at the Salt Lake City International Airport a day after the incident. As of Wed., May 15, Holladay had not been found. A $100,000 warrant has been issued for his arrest.