Police & Fire

Ogden City denies allegations in lawsuit over Weber County Jail death

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Michelle Shafer of Hooper says her son, Ashley Evan Jessop, was neglected by Ogden City and the Weber County.Jail after he was arrested for public intoxication. But Ogden City attorneys argue the arresting officer was not negligent and that Jessop bore some responsibility for what happened to him.


State audit finds shortcomings in state's online court records system

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The State Auditor’s Office found that the court office had no internal controls to ensure that charges collected by justice courts are adequately determined and sent to the Treasurer’s Office, among other issues.


Ogden defense attorney facing drug charges will have next hearing in September

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He is accused of smuggling narcotics into the jail on April 7, 2017. 

Police & Fire

New Ogden juvenile justice center nearly done, will replace aging Roy facility

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The new Weber Valley Youth Center will fully open in late May or early June if all goes as planned, according to Assistant Program Director Tracy Hart.


Roy man sentenced to prison for guilty pleas on child sex abuse charges

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The mother of two sexual abuse victims addressed an Ogden courtroom Tuesday morning, saying the defendant, 37-year-old Roy resident Eric Gordon Fell, destroyed her life and the lives of her children.

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Weber County employee got 'good' reviews despite 'total disarray' of evidence room

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The issues began in at least 2015 and were ignored by at two sworn deputy supervisors, according to audit reports done over several years. The sole evidence tech is now under investigation for drug use on the job.


Roy man pleads not guilty to aggravated murder, death penalty still an option

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Matthew Daniel Graves, 23, was in court Tuesday morning and pleaded not guilty to all three charges against him, including aggravated murder, causing or permitting a child to be exposed to a controlled substance, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.


Ogden man who injured 2 in drug-related crash loses appeal in state court

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Benjamin Brocksmith, 39, claimed his defense did not adequately represent him during his 2016 jury trial, where the jury found him guilty of two counts of driving with a measurable amount of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony.


Wrongful-death lawsuit against Job Corps operator settled out of court

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Job Corps student Isela Carranza died at the Clearfield vocational school’s campus, and her mother said it was because of negligence by the staff of the operating contractor, Management and Training Corp. The woman’s wrongful-death lawsuit against MTC has been settled out of court.


Ogden courthouse bomb threat case moved to Farmington district court

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The case of an Ogden woman accused of calling in bomb threats to the district court will be moved to Farmington.

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