FARMINGTON -- Joshua Cameron Watts ended up in jail after his attorney told the judge his client did not have any transportation.
Watts, 19, of West Valley, was scheduled for a sentencing hearing Tuesday before Judge David Connors in 2nd District Court.
But because Watts had not showed up for meetings with Adult Probation and Parole to complete a court-ordered pre-sentence report, Connors did not sentence Watts on Tuesday.
Instead, Connors ordered Watts to be booked in Davis County Jail until an AP&P agent could meet with Watts to complete the report.
Connors then set May 1 for another sentencing hearing.
On Feb. 7, Watts entered a guilty plea to second-degree felony theft, admitting to stealing a safe with more than $200,000 out of the home of Gary Turley, of West Bountiful, in September.
Watts had been arrested Feb. 7 and booked in Davis County Jail on an unrelated matter. He was released on bail Feb. 8, said Deputy Davis County Attorney Steve Major.
Major said Watts could have gone to the AP&P office after he got out of jail and met with an agent then.
Watts' attorney, Mark Arrington, said Watts' cellphone had been turned off, so he could not contact AP&P. Also, he "is living with his father in West Valley, and does not have any transportation," Arrington said.
Watts' mother rented a car to bring her son to court on Tuesday, Arrington said.
Major said that because of the amount of restitution and the number of defendants involved, "having one individual not doing what they should throws a wrench into the entire process."
Major requested that Watts be put in jail until the pre-sentence report is completed.
Another defendant, Wayne Jerry Clark, a cousin of Watts, entered a guilty plea to second-degree felony theft March 13. His sentencing hearing is also set for May 1.