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Perry man sent to prison on multiple rape, sexual assault cases

BRIGHAM CITY — A Perry man sexually assaulted a dozen women over a five-year period after arranging meetings with the victims via social media, according to charging documents. First District Judge Brandon Maynard on Wednesday sentenced Braydon Brailsford, 21, to four consecutive terms of ...

Tax preparation schemes net Kaysville woman six prison sentences

FARMINGTON — A judge has sentenced a Kaysville woman to six suspended prison terms related to tax preparation scams and ordered her to pay thousands of dollars in restitution to the victims. Trina Semon, 39, agreed to a plea bargain combining three cases in which Davis County prosecutors ...

Ogden photographer pleads guilty to sexually abusing customers

OGDEN — An Ogden portrait photographer has pleaded guilty to a pair of charges in the sexual abuse of two customers. In 2nd District Court on Wednesday, Russell Scott Healey, 60, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse stemming from incidents on April 15, ...

Airman suspected in insider attack in eastern Syria faces court-martial

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Tech. Sgt. David Dezwaan will go before the military’s highest level of trial court to answer for the charges brought against him following a series of explosions on the internationally shared Green Village base in eastern Syria. Dezwaan, an explosive ordnance ...

Man receives 4-years-to-life sentence for Ogden attempted murder

OGDEN — A judge has ordered a 26-year-old Ogden man to serve four years to life in prison for attempted murder, the defendant having told police he intended to empty his handgun into the victim but it jammed after the first shot. Brian Tasker confronted a man in the resident’s garage on ...

Morgan ski resort referendum backers want punitive damages from developer

MORGAN — Developers of the 11,000-acre Wasatch Peaks Ranch ski and golf resort have pursued a multipoint strategy of intimidation to thwart a voter referendum on the project, sponsors of the ballot initiative allege. The residents made the allegations this week as their attorneys asked a ...

US Supreme Court review sought in Weber County Jail excessive force suit

OGDEN — The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to hear the case of a man who alleged that Weber County Jail deputies used excessive force against him after his arrest on suspicion of DUI. Attorney Gregory Stevens, who represents Hyrum James Geddes, said Thursday he plans to seek a writ of ...

Former Weber CSI agent sent to prison on child sex abuse, voyeurism charges

FARMINGTON — A former Weber County crime scene investigator has been sentenced to prison for sexually abusing a preteen girl and surreptitiously shooting video of the child undressing. Judge Michael DiReda on Wednesday sentenced Marc Swain, 49, of Ogden, to a pair of one-to-15-year terms in ...

Ogden man indicted in Alaska woman’s slaying

OGDEN — A 32-year-old Ogden man has been indicted in the kidnapping and death of a woman in Alaska. The Homer, Alaska, Police Department said in a social media post Thursday that Kirby Calderwood was indicted Wednesday by a Kenai, Alaska, grand jury in the death of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane ...

Man convicted of assaulting son for refusing to go on LDS mission

OGDEN — An Ogden man has been found guilty of assaulting his son after the 18-year-old refused to go on a church mission. Second District Judge Cristina Ortega delivered the verdict against Scott Keith Warner at the conclusion of a bench trial on Sept. 8, according to court records. Warner, ...