September 6, 2013
Information on the following cases was provided by Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Bates.
Elisha Correen Archuleta, 35, of West Valley City, was charged with drug possession and driving on a suspended license. Archuleta was stopped in Park City for a traffic violation, under the suspicion that she was driving under the influence. During the stop, the officer discovered that her driver’s license was suspended. He also found heroin in Archuleta’s purse as well as a yellow pill that identified as Alprazolam and a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue.
Luis Fernando Hernandez, 29, of Lovelock, Nevada, was charged with obstructing justice, fleeing, and providing false personal information to a police officer. Hernandez was a passenger in a car that was stopped for an insurance violation. During the stop, Hernandez gave the officer a fake name. One of the other passengers in the car alerted the officer that Hernandez had given a false name. She also turned over Hernandez’s Nevada state identification card and told the officer that Hernandez had asked her to hide the card. When Hernandez saw the exchange between the passenger and the officer, he fled the scene on foot. Officers gave chase and ultimately apprehended him.
Stephen Patrick Keddington, 37, of Coalville, was charged with retail theft. On August 23, Keddington took an 18-pack of Bud Light beer from the Coalville market and left the store without paying for it. A store employee wrote down Keddington’s license plate number and reported the theft to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy located Keddington and the beer nearby at the Echo Island Camper World. Keddington has twice previously been convicted of retail theft, so the new charge is an enhanced third-degree felony.