Information on the following cases was provided by Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Bates.
Jerrod Russell Lee Bross, 27, of Park City, was charged with child abuse. On Nov. 2, a Park City police officer responded to Bross’ apartment on a report of a domestic disturbance. On arriving, she found Bross and his four-year-old son living in a squalid apartment. The officer noticed that the child had injuries consistent with being recently hit.
Antoine Sanders, 32, and Quiana Nat’e Beckom, 28, both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, were charged with drug trafficking. On Nov. 12, the two were stopped by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 80 in Summit County for minor traffic violations. During the stop, they consented to a search of their car. The search uncovered approximately two and a half pounds of marijuana in the rear cargo area of the car.
Christopher C. George, 29, and Joseph P. Kaderli, 25, both of Fountain, Colorado, were charged with drug trafficking. On Nov. 13, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped George for speeding on I-80 in Summit County. Kaderli was a passenger in the car. During the stop, a police drug dog alerted to the presence of drugs in the car. The trooper searched the car and found approximately 14 pounds of marijuana split between the spare tire compartment and a camouflage duffel bag.
Gonzolo Luyiano-Rivera, 32, of Fresno, California, was charged with narcotics trafficking and obstructing justice. His girlfriend, Miriam Luna-Perez, 24, also of Fresno, California, was also charged with obstructing justice. On Nov. 6, a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy stopped the two in a car on I-80 in Summit County for following too close. When the deputy asked them for identification, both Luyiano-Rivera and Luna-Perez gave him false names and fake identification cards. Later during the stop, a police drug dog alerted to the presence of drugs in the car. The deputy searched the car and found 23 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the car. Luyiano-Rivera admitted that he had purchased the marijuana in California and was driving it to Minnesota to sell.
Jack Eldridge Ratliff, 40, of Overton, Nevada, and John Bradley Wickersham, 37, of Eagle Point, Oregon, were charged with drug trafficking. On Nov. 6, both men were in a car that was stopped by the Utah Highway Patrol on I-80 in Summit County for speeding. During the stop, a police drug dog alerted to the presence of drugs in the car. The trooper searched the car and located 30 pounds of marijuana in the two black bags in the trunk of the car.
Mark Patrick Moyer, 46, of Park City, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a firearm by a restricted person. The charges were filed after deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office searched a storage unit belonging to Moyer and found an AK-47 and a 20-gauge shotgun. Moyer has previously been convicted of a felony and is currently on probation for drug possession. He is therefore prohibited from possessing any firearms. The court will sentence Moyer on Dec. 16.
Adam Joshua Pendleton, 30, of Murray, was sentenced for assault to 90 days of home confinement, 18 months probation and a $750 fine. Pendleton was charged after Park City police responded to a fight at the China Bridge parking structure and found a man on the ground bleeding from a head injury. A witness reported that Pendleton had repeatedly punched the man in the face, fracturing the man’s orbital socket.
William Richard Ryan, 29, of Park City, was sentenced for attempted fleeing, driving under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct. The court ordered Ryan to serve 10 days in jail and 24 months probation, to pay a $1,520 fine and to get substance abuse treatment.
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In one case, a Park City woman entered into a plea in abeyance for misdemeanor child abuse.