Courts

Deaths in Utah's county jails support advocates' zero fatalities goal

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Medical issues, substance abuse withdrawals and suicides are the most frequent death causes in...

Courts

Attorney questions constitutionality of trying Layton teen as adult for murder

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Marilee Patricia Gardner’s attorneys plan to file a motion concerning the constitutionality of direct filing her murder charges in adult court. Gardner, a Layton 16-year-old, is accused of causing a hit-and-run crash in Roy that killed Maddison Haan, 20, of West Point and Tyler...


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No change expected in case against Harrison following father's apparent suicide

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Utah prosecutors say the case will continue as normal against Dereck James “DJ” Harrison since the apparent suicide of his father, Flint Harrison, on Monday, July 25.


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Convicted sex offender's trial is continued until September

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OGDEN — A judge warned a convicted sex offender accused of sexually molesting a young boy he is not going to tolerate any more delays in the case.  Judge Joseph Bean said in a hearing  for Richard Drew Rhodes, 33, of Ogden, it appeared Rhodes is  “picking and...


Police & Fire

Deaths in Utah's county jails support advocates' zero fatalities goal

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Medical issues, substance abuse withdrawals and suicides are the most frequent death causes in Utah’s county jails and state prison system.


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Ogden pet food company says defective bags caused $5M loss

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The reported defects in the bags caused the company to lose $5 million or more after PetSmart rejected its shipments, the company says in the lawsuit.


Police & Fire

Jail deaths trigger levels of investigative machinery

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Criminal, administrative and civil liability reviews are possible inside jails after someone dies in custody.


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Layton man accused of sexting, raping teen rejects plea deal, heads to trial

Hadley, Michael Cole

The 33-year-old man rejected a plea offer at a hearing Thursday, July 21. 


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Jury trial scheduled for West Point murder case

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A week-long jury trial has been scheduled for a 22-year-old Ogden man accused of shooting a man to death in 2015. Jory Fenstermaker is charged with murder in the shooting death of Randy Lennell Lewis, 29. In 2nd District Court Thursday, Fenstermaker’s case was scheduled...


Police & Fire

Kaysville man extradited from Mexico to face child sex abuse charges

Haynes, Troy Richard

A 52-year-old former Kaysville man has been extradited from Mexico to face multiple child sex abuse charges filed five years ago. Layton police booked Troy Richard Haynes in the Davis County Jail Tuesday, July 11. He is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bail. 


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Two men involved in botched Washington Terrace robbery enter guilty pleas

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All three men involved are accused of going to a Washington Terrace apartment on Sept. 20, 2015,  to rob a 19-year-old of his marijuana and money, according to court documents.   


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