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Moser pleads guilty; sentencing set for Jan. 6

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Moser pleads guilty; sentencing set for Jan. 6

By Jared Dangerfield LOGAN — A 33-year-old Perry man pleaded guilty Nov. 25 in 1st District Court to misdemeanor charges connected with an incident Nov. 10. According to court documents, Kit Moser made a plea bargain with Judge Brian Cannell, pleading guilty to driving with ...

Smithfield man gains chance at drug court

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Smithfield man gains chance at drug court

By Sierra Copeland LOGAN -- A Smithfield man accused of multiple drug-related charges declined his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in 1st District Court, in hopes of being approved for drug court. Nathan Conner, 38, was charged with a 2nd-degree felony ...

Logan father pleads guilty to child abuse

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan father pleads guilty to child abuse

By Michael Royer LOGAN— A Logan man pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse involving physical injury, a class A misdemeanor, Monday in 1st District Court after a plea negotiation was accepted by the judge. Sammie Lee Hodges, 29, was originally ...

Former Lion’s club treasurer sentenced for theft

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Former Lion’s club treasurer sentenced for theft

By Tavin Stucki LOGAN — A Paradise woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to a felony for stealing from the Paradise Lion’s club was sentenced Tuesday in 1st District Court. Peggy Sue McDonald, the chapter’s former treasurer, was sentenced to five ...

DUI with kids in the car results in jail sentence for mom

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on DUI with kids in the car results in jail sentence for mom

By Chelsea Hunter LOGAN -- First District Court Judge Kevin Allen sentenced a Logan woman to spend three weekends in jail and complete 96 hours of community service. Sandra Moreno was charged in July for driving under the influence, while she ...

Misdemeanors land young man in jail

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Misdemeanors land young man in jail

By Tavin Stucki LOGAN — A 20-year-old Utah man was sentenced Monday in 1st District Court on two misdemeanor counts. Brandon Taggart pleaded guilty to issuing a bad check, a class-A misdemeanor, and theft, a class-B misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 65 days ...

Judge sentences man to a year in jail for assault

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Judge sentences man to a year in jail for assault

By Manda Perkins and Addison M.T. Hall LOGAN – First District Court Judge Kevin Allen made it clear in his courtroom Monday that violent crimes are taken extremely seriously. “You’re fortunate somebody didn’t get hurt,” Allen told José Gutierrez, who was ...

Paradise woman must buy kennel license, court says

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paradise woman must buy kennel license, court says

By Christopher Farnes LOGAN - Judge Kevin Allen ordered a Paradise woman to pay a $100 fine and obtain a kennel license. Levern Stephens pleaded guilty in 1st District Court Monday to eight charges of owning a vicious animal, all class B misdemeanors. ...

Logan man pleads guilty to controlled-substance counts

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan man pleads guilty to controlled-substance counts

By Tanner Simmons LOGAN - A Logan man pleaded guilty to two criminal counts Tuesday morning at his arraignment in First District Court. Leonel Figueroa stood before Judge Clint Judkins pleading guilty to possession or use of a controlled substance and driving ...

Court date reset for Logan man after no-show

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Court date reset for Logan man after no-show

By Paul Christiansen LOGAN — First District Court Judge Kevin Allen ordered a Logan man released on his own recognizance Thursday afternoon following an arrest warrant hearing. Defendant Nathan Cook, charged with forgery, a third-degree felony, and theft, a misdemeanor, failed to ...

Parole violation may mean prison time for Logan woman

Friday, April 19th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Parole violation may mean prison time for Logan woman

By Jonathan Larson LOGAN – Shay Lynn Spackman stood in front of First District Judge Thomas Willmore, a notary and about 40 people Wednesday afternoon and signed a power of attorney document, relinquishing her control over her estate in the event ...

Millville man gets out of jail early thanks to job offer

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Millville man gets out of jail early thanks to job offer

By Dawn Otterby LOGAN -- Finding full-time employment was key in the early release from jail of a Millville man convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery and assault. Jedidiah Gilbreath, 21, was released April 1 after being hired at Burger King. Gilbreath was ...

Woman sentenced to 0-5 years in prison on drug charge

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Woman sentenced to 0-5 years in prison on drug charge

By Brandon Fonda LOGAN – A Smithfield woman was sentenced to 0-5 years in the Utah State Prison Tuesday morning in 1st District Court. Bridget Hallmark, 40, was charged with possession or use of a controlled substance, a 3rd degree felony, after ...

Hyde Park man sentenced on marijuana charge

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hyde Park man sentenced on marijuana charge

By Curtis Lundstrom LOGAN -- A Hyde Park man was sentenced to 60 days in the Cache County Jail, avoiding up to 15 years in the Utah State Prison – at least temporarily -- Tuesday in  1st District Court. Musa Issa Abdullahi, ...

Logan man will serve 120 days in jail for burglary

Friday, November 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan man will serve 120 days in jail for burglary

By Dani Hayes LOGAN – A Logan man was sentenced to 120 days in Cache County Jail Tuesday morning in 1st District Court. Jimmy Willis, 24, was charged with burglary and obstructing justice, both third-degree felonies, for a crime he committed in ...

Probation violation lands Nibley man in jail for 6 months

Friday, November 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Probation violation lands Nibley man in jail for 6 months

By Katie Swain LOGAN – A Nibley man caught a lucky break Tuesday and got another chance, after a probation violation that could have sent him to prison. “You’ve shown us you can’t follow the simple rules and we’re sick of it,” ...

Logan man will serve 14 days in jail for misdemeanors

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan man will serve 14 days in jail for misdemeanors

By Jessica Sonderegger A Logan man charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disorderly conduct was sentenced Tuesday in 1st District Court to 260 days in the Cache County Jail, but Judge Thomas Willmore suspended all but 14 ...

Laketown man gets August trial date for ER sex charge

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Laketown man gets August trial date for ER sex charge

By Tmera Bradley LOGAN -– Charged with a first-degree felony of forcible sodomy, Hal Lavaun Weston, 46, of Laketown, appeared in 1st District Court Monday. Weston’s attorney, Shannon Demler, said they have no resolution to the case and asked Judge Clint Judkins ...

Logan woman sentenced for selling meth

Friday, April 13th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan woman sentenced for selling meth

By Sean O’Sullivan LOGAN – A Logan woman was sentenced Tuesday in 1st District Court to between one and 15 years in state prison for dealing methamphetamines. Guadalupe Ruiz will spend one year of her sentence in the Cache County ...

Logan man sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for child sex abuse

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan man sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for child sex abuse

By Josh Ruggles LOGAN -- A Logan man was sentenced in 1st District Court Monday to spend 15 years to life in prison for the aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Efrain Marty Ruiz will likely live out his remaining years behind ...