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Hope for more indigent defense in Weber County despite setbacks

OGDEN — An Ogden murder trial has been postponed because a government-funded defense attorney changed jobs, one of several recent departures. But in some ways, things seem to be looking up for Weber County’s public defenders and their indigent clients. Everardo Guadarrama-Garcia, 25, was ...

Ex-police officer makes first court appearance on shooting charges

FARMINGTON — A former Woods Cross police officer on Monday waived a preliminary hearing on aggravated assault charges and his case was advanced for arraignment. Joshua John Lindsey was on patrol in the early morning hours Feb. 7 when he spotted two men in a vehicle at a used car lot. He ...

Fake lawyer pleads guilty in multiple fraud schemes

FARMINGTON — A West Bountiful man who fooled a wealthy investor and even his own father into believing he was a high-powered lawyer has pleaded guilty to 16 felony charges in what a prosecutor says was a “spider web” of fraud, forgery and money laundering. Robert Sinclair Argyle, 36, ...

Charges allege Kaysville chiropractor sexually assaulted 2 patients

FARMINGTON — Ten felony charges have been filed against a Kaysville chiropractor accused of sexually abusing two female patients and police are investigating allegations made by four other women, according to court documents. Kenneth W. Pierce, 55, of Right Now! Chiropractic in Kaysville, ...

Rape victims and advocates: Emotions high when attacker is leaving prison

A man who led the gang rape of a teenage girl and raped another girl earlier in the same year is due to be paroled from prison in December, and his victims are scared. “My biggest fear is that as my life is starting to fall into place, and I have a really good job, he will show up at the ...

Teen plea-bargains to manslaughter in case watched by BLM

OGDEN — Brandon Parker, whose case drew scrutiny from Black Lives Matter of Utah, has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the shooting death of a 16-year-old friend. In a plea bargain filed in 2nd District Court on Wednesday, Parker pleaded to the second-degree felony ...

Men shot at by Woods Cross officer did not face heavy charges

FARMINGTON — The cases against two men originally suspected of attempting to kill a Woods Cross police officer did not go far. One was released without charges and the other has pleaded guilty to a reduced theft charge. After the officer, Joshua Lindsey, fired several shots at a truck ...

Man sent to prison for shovel attack against Ogden City parks worker

OGDEN — An Ogden City parks employee injured in a May 20 shovel attack urged the judge Wednesday to send his assailant to prison. "I felt like his first blow to my head was meant to kill me," the man said. "I know how to fight, but if it would have been anyone else in the park, they would be ...