five to life given in New Years fight
July 1, 2011
Five people who broke into a house and assaulted the residents after a party on New Year’s Eve were sentenced last week in Third District Court by Judge Leon Anthony Dever.
On January 1, 2011, deputies were called to a home on Highland Drive where the residents said that six people had entered the house by force and assaulted four boys in their early 20’s inside. Earlier in the night, three of the people had entered the party uninvited and had been involved in an altercation. They left, only to convince three other people to go back with them and burglarize the home and assault some of the residents, all of whom had graduated from Park City High School in 2006.
Cody M. Andersen, James LaMar Paw, Bryan Marshall King, Nicholas Todd Grinolds, Rocky A. Damiano and Monica A. Delkettie were all apprehended shortly after the incident and pleaded guilty to various charges including burglary and assault. All six have been in jail since the first week of January awaiting trial.
Andersen, who was on felony probation at the time of the incident, has a criminal history that includes narcotic use. He was sentenced to a minimum of five years to a maximum of life in prison by Judge Dever.
According to the Joy Natale, the prosecuting attorney in the trial, Andersen’s sentence will be determined by the board of pardons once he has served his minimum sentence.
"A lot of it is based on what kind of prisoner he is while in jail. They also look at his efforts at rehabilitation, his past records, and talk to the victim," said Natale.
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Paw, King, Grinkolds and Damiano were ruled to have served enough jail time since January and were given three years probation. Delkettie, who had admitted to driving the men to the Highland Drive home, has not yet been sentenced but Natale said she expects she will get a similar probation sentence.