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    Court report before Judge Douglas B. Thomas Feb. 22.
Joe J. Mower, date of birth June 10, 1976, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Unlawful acquisition/possession/transfer-card a third
degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012 guilty. Initial
appearance: a copy of the information is given to the defendant. The
information is read. Advised of rights and penalties. Defendant waives
preliminary hearing. Defendant is arraigned. Defendant waives time for
sentence. Sentence prison: based on the defendant's conviction of this
charge, the defendant is sentenced to an indeterminate term of not to
exceed five years in the Utah State Prison. The defendant is remanded
to the custody of the Emery County Sheriff for transportation to the
Utah State Prison where the defendant will be confined. 
Victor Hernandez-Vasquez, date of birth July 23, 1990, did not appear
in court for charges: 1. Possession with intent to distribute
controlled substance a third degree felony. Hearing: The court excused
the defendant's appearance. Defendant by and through counsel waived
preliminary hearing. Arraignment is scheduled for March 20.
Clayton Rue Bell, date of birth April 15, 1982, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Burglary a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition:
2/22/2012 plea in abeyance. 4. Burglary a third degree felony. Plea:
guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012 plea in abeyance. 6.  Burglary a third
degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012 plea in abeyance.
9. Falsely obtaining/dispensing prescription a third degree felony.
Plea: guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012 plea in abeyance. 10. Purchase,
transfer possession, use of a firearm by restricted person a third
degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012 plea in abeyance.
11. Theft a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012
plea in abeyance. Plea in abeyance: Defendant's plea is held in
abeyance as outlined in plea in abeyance agreement on file. Tracking
review date for plea in abeyance Feb. 22, 2015.
Clayton Rue Bell, date of birth April 15, 1982, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Burglary a second degree felony.  Plea: guilty.
Disposition: 2/22/2012 plea in abeyance. 
Clayton Rue Bell, date of birth April 15, 1982, appeared in court for
charges: 5. Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs a class B
misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012 guilty.  Initial
appearance: a copy of the information is given to the defendant.
Defendant waives reading of information. Defendant waives time for
sentence. Sentence jail: Based on the defendant's conviction of this
charge, the defendant is sentenced to a term of six months in the
Emery County Jail. The total time suspended is six months. The
defendant is placed on supervised probation for 12 months. Defendant
is to serve 90 days jail. Credit is granted for time served.
Commitment is to begin immediately. The defendant is to pay a fine of
$1,356.70 plus interest. Defendant is to complete 90 days inpatient
treatment upon release from incarceration. To complete Emery County
drug court program.
Marcus Edward Samarripa, date of birth Aug. 19, 1987, did not appear
in court for charges: 1. Possession with intent to distribute
controlled substance a third degree felony. 2. Drive on wrong side of
roadway a class C misdemeanor. 3. Failure to signal a class C
misdemeanor. Hearing: The County Attorney informed the court that he
has information that the defendant is being held on a $1 million bond
out of Illinois for murder. The court ordered a warrant with bail at
$7,000. Forfeiture proceedings are to be initiated. 
Rene Nanette Crowe, date of birth Oct. 27, 1969, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Attempted distribute/offer/arrange distribution of
controlled substance a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition:
2/7/2012 guilty. 2. Attempted distribute/offer/arrange distribution of
controlled substance a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition:
2/7/2012 guilty. 3. Attempted distribute/offer/arrange distribution of
controlled substance a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition:
2/7/2012 guilty. 4. Attempted distribute/offer/arrange distribution of
controlled substance a second degree felony. Disposition: 2/7/2012
dismissed with prejudice. 5. Attempted distribute/offer/arrange
distribution of controlled substance a first degree felony.
Disposition: 2/7/2012 dismissed with prejudice. Sentence prison: based
on the defendant's conviction of these charges, the defendant is
sentenced to an indeterminate term of not to exceed five years in the
Utah State Prison for each of the three convictions. The prison terms
are suspended. The defendant is placed on supervised probation for 36
months. The defendant is to pay a fine of $1,500 plus interest. To
complete the Carbon County drug court. To pay restitution in the
amount of $540. 
James Carl Kulow Jr., date of birth Jan. 30, 1958, did not appear in
court for charges: 1. Unlawful dealing with property by fiduciary a
second degree felony. 2. Unlawful dealing with property by fiduciary a
second degree felony. 3. Communications fraud a second degree felony.
A request for continuance by defense counsel is granted. Arraignment
is scheduled for March 20.
Richard Roy Sherman, date of birth May 30, did not appear in court for
charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance a second
degree felony. 2. Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs a third
degree felony. 3. Use or possession of drug paraphernalia a class B
misdemeanor. 4. Driving on alcohol restrictions a class B misdemeanor.
5. Obstructing justice a third degree felony. A request by counsel for
a continuance is granted. Preliminary hearing is scheduled for March
20.
Joshua Sam Seal, appeared in court for charges: 1. Communications
fraud a third degree felony. Plea: no contest. Disposition: 6/21/2011
no contest. Hearing: the defendant admitted to allegations 1 and 2.
The court orders the plea in abeyance set aside and the plea's
entered. Sentence prison: based on the defendant's conviction of this
charge, the defendant is sentenced to an indeterminate term of not to
exceed five years in the Utah State Prison.  The prison term is
suspended. The defendant is placed on 36 months supervised probation.
Defendant is to pay a fine of $500 plus interest. 
Keith A. Cole, date of birth Feb. 9, 1986, did not appear in court for
charges: 1. Attempted possession or use of a controlled substance a
class A misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 5/18/2010 plea in
abeyance. A motion for a continuance by defense counsel is granted.
PIA review hearing is scheduled for March 20.
Joshua Kenneth Despain, date of birth July 12, 1984, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Attempted distribute/offer/arrange distribution of
controlled substance (amended) a third degree felony. Plea: guilty.
Disposition: 2/22/2012 guilty. 2. Attempted distribute/offer/arrange
distribution of controlled substance (amended) a third degree felony.
Plea: guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012 guilty. Advised of rights and
penalties. Defendant is arraigned. Sentencing is scheduled for March
20.
Paul Allen Geitka, date of birth May 27, 1969, did not appear in court
for charges: 1. Attempted possession or use of a controlled substance
a class A misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 10/19/2010 guilty.
The prosecuting attorney informed the court that the defendant is in
compliance and requested the case be closed. 
Nathan Bryce Hancock, date of birth May 30, 1983, did not appear in
court for charges: 1. Attempted aggravated assault (amended)  a class
A misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 12/20/2011 guilty. 2.
Criminal mischief: intentional damage, deface, destroy property a
class B misdemeanor. Based on the non-appearance of the defendant, the
court authorizes the issuance of a bench warrant with bail set at
$5,000 cash only. 
Hilda Sue Malone, date of birth Dec. 13, 1935, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance a first degree
felony. Counsel informed the court that they have reached a settlement
in this matter. The court orders the trial set for March 13 vacated.
Disposition is scheduled for March 20.
Sherri Ann Mitcheson, date of birth March 6, 1963, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs a third
degree felony. 2. Interlock restricted driver operating vehicle
without interlock system a class B misdemeanor. 3. Open container in
vehicle on highway a class C misdemeanor. A copy of the information is
given to the defendant. Defendant waives reading of information.
Preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 20.
Tyler Louis Lowery, date of birth Dec. 24, 1975, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Forcible sexual abuse a second degree felony. A copy of
the information is given to the defendant. Advised of charges and
penalties. The defendant is advised of right to counsel. Preliminary
hearing is scheduled for March 20.
Richard Allen Noyes, date of birth Feb. 19, 1985, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Possession with intent to distribute
controlled/counterfeit  substance a second degree felony. 2.
Possession with intent to distribute controlled/counterfeit  substance
a second degree felony. 3. Distribute/offer/arrange distribution of
controlled substance a second degree felony. The defendant's counsel
requested a continuance. The motion is granted. Arraignment is
scheduled for March 20.
Angela Denise Omran, date of birth July 25, 1974, did not appear in
court for charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance
(amended) a class A misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 8/17/2010
guilty. 3. Drive with measurable controlled substance a  class B
misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 8/17/2010 guilty. The
prosecutor informed the court that it appears the defendant is in
compliance with the plea in abeyance agreement. As such, count 1 is to
be reduced to a class A misdemeanor and on count 3, the plea has
already been entered. 
Katie Ann Peterson, date of birth March 20, 1975, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Distribute/offer/arrange distribution of controlled
substance a second degree felony. Plea: not guilty. Defendant is
arraigned. Jury trial is scheduled for April 13. Pre-trial conference
is scheduled for March 20.
Stephen Abraham Powell, date of birth March 24, 1981, charges: all
charges disposed. The court was informed that the defendant was in
compliance with the plea in abeyance agreement. The court ordered the
charge dismissed. 
Tanner Blaine Silliman, date of birth July 12, 1992, appeared in court
for charges: all charges disposed. The court was informed that the
defendant is in compliance with the plea in abeyance agreement. The
court orders the charge dismissed. 
Chad Robert Snyder, date of birth March 31, 1978, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs a class B
misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 1/19/2011 guilty. 2. Drive on
suspension/revocation/denied alcohol related a class B misdemeanor.
Plea: guilty. Disposition: 1/19/2011 guilty. The defendant was advised
of the allegations in the order to show cause. Evidentiary hearing on
OTSC is scheduled for March 20.
Natille Sorensen, date of birth May 2, 1980, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Falsify/forge/alter prescription of a controlled substance
a third degree felony. A copy of the information is given to the
defendant. The information is read. Advised of charges and penalties.
Advised of right to counsel. Preliminary hearing is scheduled for
March 20.
Welford Ryan Stephens, date of birth July 8, 1977, did not appear in
court for charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance a
third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 8/10/2010 guilty.
Based on the defendant's non-appearance, the court orders the
previously issued warrant recalled and a new warrant issued for
$5,000.
Arthur Moses Tucker, date of birth Feb. 10, 1976, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Distribute/offer/arrange distribution of controlled
substance a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 1/18/2012
guilty. Sentence prison: based on the defendant's conviction of this
charge, the defendant this charge, the defendant is sentenced to an
indeterminate term of not to exceed five years in the Utah State
Prison. The prison term is suspended. The defendant is placed on
supervised probation for 36 months. The defendant is to serve 24 days
in the Emery County Jail. The defendant is to pay a fine of $1,000
plus interest and $140 in restitution. 
Carl Ephraim Stowell, date of birth April 28. 1976, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance a third
degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012 plea in abeyance.
The defendant's plea is held in abeyance. The defendant is to pay $500
plus interest. Tracking review date is scheduled for Feb. 20, 2013.
Nicholas Lowell Tuttle, date of birth June 4, 1978, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs a class B
misdemeanor. A motion for continuance was granted. Disposition is
scheduled for March 20.
Adam Eugene Wilson, date of birth Feb. 14, 1969, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Burglary a third degree felony. 2. Theft a class B
misdemeanor. A copy of the information is given to the defendant. The
information is read. Advised of charges and penalties. Preliminary
hearing is scheduled for March 20.
Jodi Alonso, date of birth Aug. 11, 1988, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Attempted retaliation against a witness, victim, or
informant a class A misdemeanor. Plea: no contest. Disposition:
4/21/2009 no contest. The defendant admits to allegations 1, 4, 5, and
6 as stated in the affidavit and order to show cause. Allegations 1
and 2 are dismissed. The defendant's probation is to continue. The
defendant is to serve 75 days in the Emery County Detention Center
with credit granted for time served. Defendant is to pay restitution
for transportation by the sheriff's office from Salt Lake City.
Cody Lester Hardman, date of birth Feb. 18, 1985, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Burglary a third degree felony. Plea: guilty.
Disposition: 2/17/2010 guilty. The defendant's probation is reinstated
for 36 months beginning  2/22/2012 . To serve 150 days in the Emery
County Detention Center with credit for time served. This is a zero
tolerance probation. 
Jason Michael Ross, date of birth May 13, 1985, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance a third degree
felony. Plea: no contest. Disposition: 4/19/2011 no contest. 2.
Obstructing justice a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition:
4/19/2011 guilty. The defendant admits the following allegations as
stated in the affidavit and order to show cause: absconding. The
defendant's probation is to continue. He is ordered to serve 30 days
in the Emery County Detention Center with credit for time served. 
Dana Rae Willson, date of birth April 16, 1968, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Burglary a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition:
2/17/2010 guilty. The defendant admits to allegations 2 and 3 as
stated in the affidavit and order to show cause. Allegation 1 is
dismissed. The defendant's probation is revoked. The defendant is to
serve the sentence as imposed in the original sentence, judgment and
commitment. Commitment is to begin immediately. Original sentence:
Based on the defendant's conviction of Burglary a third degree felony,
the defendant is sentenced to an indeterminate term of not to exceed
five years in the Utah State Prison. 

Joshua Kenneth Despain, date of birth July 12, 1984, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Attempted distribute/offer/arrange distribution of
controlled substance (amended) a third degree felony. Plea: guilty.
Disposition: 2/22/2012 guilty. 2. Attempted distribute/offer/arrange
distribution of controlled substance (amended) a third degree felony.
Plea: guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012 guilty. Advised of rights and
penalties. Defendant is arraigned. Sentencing is scheduled for March
20.
Paul Allen Geitka, date of birth May 27, 1969, did not appear in court
for charges: 1. Attempted possession or use of a controlled substance
a class A misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 10/19/2010 guilty.
The prosecuting attorney informed the court that the defendant is in
compliance and requested the case be closed. 
Nathan Bryce Hancock, date of birth May 30, 1983, did not appear in
court for charges: 1. Attempted aggravated assault (amended)  a class
A misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 12/20/2011 guilty. 2.
Criminal mischief: intentional damage, deface, destroy property a
class B misdemeanor. Based on the non-appearance of the defendant, the
court authorizes the issuance of a bench warrant with bail set at
$5,000 cash only. 
Hilda Sue Malone, date of birth Dec. 13, 1935, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance a first degree
felony. Counsel informed the court that they have reached a settlement
in this matter. The court orders the trial set for March 13 vacated.
Disposition is scheduled for March 20.
Sherri Ann Mitcheson, date of birth March 6, 1963, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs a third
degree felony. 2. Interlock restricted driver operating vehicle
without interlock system a class B misdemeanor. 3. Open container in
vehicle on highway a class C misdemeanor. A copy of the information is
given to the defendant. Defendant waives reading of information.
Preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 20.
Tyler Louis Lowery, date of birth Dec. 24, 1975, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Forcible sexual abuse a second degree felony. A copy of
the information is given to the defendant. Advised of charges and
penalties. The defendant is advised of right to counsel. Preliminary
hearing is scheduled for March 20.
Richard Allen Noyes, date of birth Feb. 19, 1985, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Possession with intent to distribute
controlled/counterfeit  substance a second degree felony. 2.
Possession with intent to distribute controlled/counterfeit  substance
a second degree felony. 3. Distribute/offer/arrange distribution of
controlled substance a second degree felony. The defendant's counsel
requested a continuance. The motion is granted. Arraignment is
scheduled for March 20.
Angela Denise Omran, date of birth July 25, 1974, did not appear in
court for charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance
(amended) a class A misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 8/17/2010
guilty. 3. Drive with measurable controlled substance a  class B
misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 8/17/2010 guilty. The
prosecutor informed the court that it appears the defendant is in
compliance with the plea in abeyance agreement. As such, count 1 is to
be reduced to a class A misdemeanor and on count 3, the plea has
already been entered. 
Katie Ann Peterson, date of birth March 20, 1975, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Distribute/offer/arrange distribution of controlled
substance a second degree felony. Plea: not guilty. Defendant is
arraigned. Jury trial is scheduled for April 13. Pre-trial conference
is scheduled for March 20.
Stephen Abraham Powell, date of birth March 24, 1981, charges: all
charges disposed. The court was informed that the defendant was in
compliance with the plea in abeyance agreement. The court ordered the
charge dismissed. 
Tanner Blaine Silliman, date of birth July 12, 1992, appeared in court
for charges: all charges disposed. The court was informed that the
defendant is in compliance with the plea in abeyance agreement. The
court orders the charge dismissed. 
Chad Robert Snyder, date of birth March 31, 1978, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs a class B
misdemeanor. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 1/19/2011 guilty. 2. Drive on
suspension/revocation/denied alcohol related a class B misdemeanor.
Plea: guilty. Disposition: 1/19/2011 guilty. The defendant was advised
of the allegations in the order to show cause. Evidentiary hearing on
OTSC is scheduled for March 20.
Natille Sorensen, date of birth May 2, 1980, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Falsify/forge/alter prescription of a controlled substance
a third degree felony. A copy of the information is given to the
defendant. The information is read. Advised of charges and penalties.
Advised of right to counsel. Preliminary hearing is scheduled for
March 20.
Welford Ryan Stephens, date of birth July 8, 1977, did not appear in
court for charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance a
third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 8/10/2010 guilty.
Based on the defendant's non-appearance, the court orders the
previously issued warrant recalled and a new warrant issued for
$5,000.
Arthur Moses Tucker, date of birth Feb. 10, 1976, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Distribute/offer/arrange distribution of controlled
substance a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 1/18/2012
guilty. Sentence prison: based on the defendant's conviction of this
charge, the defendant is sentenced to an indeterminate term of not to
exceed five years in the Utah State Prison. The prison term is
suspended. The defendant is placed on supervised probation for 36
months. The defendant is to serve 24 days in the Emery County Jail.
The defendant is to pay a fine of $1,000 plus interest and $140 in
restitution. 
Carl Ephraim Stowell, date of birth April 28. 1976, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance a third
degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition: 2/22/2012 plea in abeyance.
The defendant's plea is held in abeyance. The defendant is to pay $500
plus interest. Tracking review date is scheduled for Feb. 20.
Nicholas Lowell Tuttle, date of birth June 4, 1978, appeared in court
for charges: 1. Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs a class B
misdemeanor. A motion for continuance was granted. Disposition is
scheduled for March 20.
Adam Eugene Wilson, date of birth Feb. 14, 1969, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Burglary a third degree felony. 2. Theft a class B
misdemeanor. A copy of the information is given to the defendant. The
information is read. Advised of charges and penalties. Preliminary
hearing is scheduled for March 20.
Jodi Alonso, date of birth Aug. 11, 1988, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Attempted retaliation against a witness, victim, or
informant a class A misdemeanor. Plea: not contest. Disposition:
4/21/2009 no contest. The defendant admits to allegations 1, 4, 5, and
six as stated in the affidavit and order to show cause. Allegations 1
and 2 are dismissed. The defendant's probation is to continue. The
defendant is to serve 75 days in the Emery County Detention Center
with credit granted for times served. Defendant is to pay restitution
for transportation by the sheriff's office from Salt Lake City.
Cody Lester Hardman, date of birth Feb. 18, 1985, appeared in court
for charges: Burglary a third degree felony. Plea: guilty.
Disposition: 2/17/2010 guilty. The defendant's probation is reinstated
for 36 months beginning  2/22/2012 . To serve 150 days in the emery
County Detention Center with credit for time served. This is a zero
tolerance probation. 
Jason Michael Ross, date of birth May 13, 1985, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Possession or use of a controlled substance a third degree
felony. Plea: no contest. Disposition: 4/19/2011 no contest. 2.
Obstructing justice a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition:
4/19/2011 guilty. The defendant admits the following allegations as
stated in the affidavit and order to show cause: absconding. The
defendant's probation is to continue. He is ordered to serve 30 days
in the Emery County Detention with credit for time served. 
Dana Rae Willson, date of birth April 16, 1968, appeared in court for
charges: 1. Burglary a third degree felony. Plea: guilty. Disposition:
2/17/2010 guilty. The defendant admits to allegations 2 and 3 as
stated in the affidavit and order to show cause. Allegation 1 is
dismissed. The defendant's probation is revoked. The defendant is to
serve the sentence as imposed in the original sentence, judgment and
commitment. Commitment is to begin immediately. Original sentence:
Based on the defendant's conviction of Burglary a third degree felony,
the defendant is sentenced to an indeterminate term of not to exceed
five years in the Utah State Prison. 

    

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