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Court Report


Information on the following cases was provided by Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Bates.

Brian Michael Burnes, 27, of Park City, was charged with violating a domestic violence jail release agreement. On Oct. 16, Burnes bonded out of the Summit County Jail after being arrested for a domestic violence offense. As a condition of his release, and as required by Utah law, he signed an agreement that he would not attempt to contact the alleged victim of the offense. After his release, Burnes went almost immediately back to the home of the alleged victim, who called the police. Deputies responded to the home and re-arrested Burnes.

R. Stephen Perry, 24, of Salt Lake City, was charged with forcible sexual abuse. The victim, an adult female in the Park City area, alleges that while she was asleep Perry assaulted her.

Skyler L Siddoway, 20, of Kamas, was charged with giving false personal information to a police officer. Siddoway was the passenger in a car that was stopped by a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy for a minor traffic violation. During the stop, he gave the deputy a fake name to avoid being apprehended for an outstanding warrant.

Michael Stephenson, 46, pleaded guilty to failing to keep his vehicle and employment information current on the Utah Sex Offender Registry. Stephenson was convicted of a sex offense involving a child in 1993 and is required to maintain current personal, vehicle and employment information in the Utah Sex Offender Registry. On June 17, during a routine check of registered sex offenders in Summit County, a sheriff’s deputy discovered a car at Stephenson’s residence that was not on the registry. Stephenson admitted that he owned the car and had failed to register it. He further admitted that he had changed employment and failed to update the registry. The Court sentenced Stephenson to 90 days in jail and 18 months probation.

Morgan Kittridge Eaton, 35, of Bath, Maine, was sentenced to 34 days in jail with credit for time already served and two years unsupervised probation for making terroristic threats to the Summit County Justice Court. Eaton was charged with making terroristic threats after she left several messages on the voicemail system of the Summit County Justice Court in which she berated court staff and threatened to shoot them.

Robert Martin Seal, 34, of Draper, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. On July 26, Seal was seen by witnesses swerving in and out of his lane in the Trailside neighborhood of Summit County. A sheriff’s deputy located Seal and his car at Trailside Park and found an open quart of whisky in Seal’s car. The deputy took a sample of Seal’s blood and sent it to the crime lab for testing. The crime lab determined that Seal’s blood alcohol level was .20, more than twice the legal limit. The county attorney charged Seal with felony driving under the influence because Seal has twice before been convicted of driving under the influence in 2005 and 2010.

Vicente Ramos, 41, of Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to narcotics trafficking. On Sept. 2, Ramos was stopped by a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy for a traffic violation. During the stop, the deputy located two pounds of methamphetamine in the passenger seat of Ramos’ car. The court sentenced Ramos to 90 days in jail and three years probation. Ramos is a citizen of Mexico and will likely be deported by immigration authorities at the conclusion of his jail term.

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