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  • According to the charging documents of cases highlighted by Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Bates, Patrick Ryan Flaherty, 26, of Conn. pled guilty Monday to one count of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony for stabbing a co-worker at a party in Pinebrook.

    On June 22 last year, the victim became upset after listening to Flaherty using racial slurs and belittling minorities, and punched him in the head and face. When the two later encountered each other, Flaherty had a kitchen knife, which he used to stab the victim in the chest and leg.

    Flaherty was sentenced to a suspended prison term, a year in the Summit County jail and three years probation.

  • Austin Frazier, 19, from Mapleton, pled guilty Monday to obstruction of justice, a class A misdemeanor. Frazier was arrested on Sept. 13 last year for soliciting door-to-door without a license, and was placed in the back of a Summit County Sheriff patrol vehicle. While in the vehicle, Frazier attempted to conceal a bag of marijuana by eating the marijuana. He was sentenced to a suspended jail term, eighteen months good behavior probation and fifty hours of community service.
  • Leslie Ann Huggins, 39, of Wyo. pled guilty to driving under the influence, a third-degree felony. On May 2, Huggins was stopped on Interstate 80 in Summit County for speeding, during which time it was discovered she had an empty 12-pack of beer in her car and appeared to be impaired. She was also five months pregnant. A chemical test revealed she had a blood alcohol level of 0.20. The legal limit is 0.08. She was convicted in 2003 of another felony violation of driving under the influence. Her sentencing is scheduled March 25.
  • Joseph Jeffrey Leek, 26, of Calif., was charged on Jan. 23 with third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

    Leek was stopped on I-80 in Summit County for a traffic violation, during which time the Utah Highway Patrol trooper smelled marijuana. After searching the car, the trooper discovered a California medical marijuana card, 22 pounds of marijuana and two commercially manufactured marijuana brownies. Leek later admitted to being paid $15,000 to transport the marijuana to New Jersey. A roll call hearing is schedule March 4.

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