Information on the following cases was provided by Summit County Attorney David Brickey.
Angelique Dawn Wilson, 42, of Salt Lake City, was charged with multiple counts of auto burglary, theft and credit card fraud. Between Aug. 5, and Aug. 8, three cars in the Park City area were burglarized and personal items, including credit cards, were taken. Shortly after each burglary, Wilson was captured on surveillance video at the Kimball Junction Chevron using a card taken from the burglarized card to purchase cigarettes.
Naiche Minor, 38, of Fall River Mills, California, and Kermit Minor, 69, and Cathy Joy Minor, 68, both of McArthur, California, were charged with narcotics trafficking. On Nov. 7, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped a minivan on Interstate 80 in Summit County for traffic violations. Kermit was driving and Naiche and Cathy were passengers. Upon approaching the minivan, the trooper immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana. The trooper searched the minivan and found 50 pounds of marijuana in four duffle bags in the cargo area.
Charles Joseph Marshall, 43, of Mission, South Dakota, and Jordan M. Duke, 23, of Charlotte, Vermont, were charged with narcotics trafficking. On Nov. 11, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped Marshall and Duke on I-80 in Summit County for a traffic violation. While speaking to them about the violation, the trooper smelled an odor of marijuana. He searched the car and found 2.4 pounds of marijuana and 1.2 pounds of hashish.
Matthew James Roth, 43, of St. Louis, Missouri, was charged with narcotics trafficking. On Nov. 6, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped Roth on I-80 in Summit County for an equipment violation. During the stop, a police service canine alerted to the presence of drugs in Roth’s truck. The trooper searched the car and found 51 pounds of marijuana divided between a large plastic container in the back seat and two spare tires in the bed of the truck.
Michael J. Murphy, 28, of Van Nuys, California, was charged with damaging a jail, driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest. On Nov. 30, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped Murphy for speeding. During the stop, the trooper smelled alcohol coming from Murphy’s person and suspected that he was intoxicated. Murphy admitted that he had been drinking and said that his mother had advised him not to go out that night. The trooper conducted field sobriety tests with Murphy and determined that he was too impaired to drive safely. The trooper arrested Murphy and attempted to put him in the back of a patrol car. Murphy refused and the trooper spent several minutes forcing Murphy in the back of the patrol car. On arriving at the jail, Murphy continued to be belligerent towards the trooper and jail staff. At one point, he head-butted and shattered a glass window. The trooper eventually obtained a sample of Murphy’s blood, which indicated that his blood-alcohol level was .22, more than twice the legal limit.
Preston Ray Knighton, 29, of Bountiful, was charged with violating a protective order, domestic violence assault, intoxication and damaging a communication device. On Dec. 8, Park City police officers were dispatched to a domestic incident at the Yarrow Hotel. On arriving they spoke to a female who reported that Knighton had come to her hotel room in violation of a protective order. The two had argued and Knighton pushed the female to the ground four separate times. When the female attempted to call 911, Knighton knocked the phone out of her hand. When police located and arrested Knighton, they noted a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, red eyes and slow slurred speech.
Richard P. Schalekamp, 47, of Sebastopol, California, was charged with narcotics trafficking. On Nov. 7, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped Schalekamp on I-80 in Summit County for an equipment violation. During the stop, a police service canine indicated that an odor of drugs was coming from the car. Troopers searched the car and found 13 pounds of marijuana in the passenger compartment and trunk.
James T. Atkinson, 27, of Kamas, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. On June 23, Atkinson was stopped for speeding on State Road 32 near Wanship. During the stop, the deputy smelled alcohol on Atkinson’s breath. Atkinson performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He agreed to submit to a breath alcohol test, which indicated that his breath alcohol level was .199, more than twice the legal limit. The court will sentence Atkinson on Jan. 27, 2014.
Mark Patrick Moyer, 46, of Park City, was sentenced to three years probation and 10 days in jail for possessing a dangerous weapon while on probation. He was also sentenced to 90 days jail or home confinement for violating his probation. Moyer had previously been convicted of felony drug possession and was on probation for that offense. On Nov. 4, deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office found an AR-15 and a shotgun in a storage unit belonging to Moyer. Because Moyer was a convicted felon and on probation, he was prohibited from possessing any firearms.
Matthew Paul Kelly, 37, of Park City, was sentenced to prison for up to five years for violating his probation. Kelly had previously been convicted of selling drugs and shoplifting and was placed on probation. On Aug. 9, Park City police officers found Kelly living in an abandoned home on Deer Valley Loop. In Kelly’s belongings the officers found needles and a spoon with heroin residue.
Shane Garcia, 46, of Helper, was sentenced to 45 days home confinement and 18 months supervised probation for fleeing and contacting a victim of domestic violence from jail. On Aug. 3, officers attempted to arrest Garcia for a domestic violence incident that had occurred earlier that day. They found him near the Star Bar in Park City and chased him into a dead-end alley. After he was booked into the Summit County jail, Garcia contacted the alleged victim of the domestic violence incident by telephone. Under Utah law, a person arrested for domestic violence commits a class B misdemeanor if he contacts the alleged victim from the jail.
Jennifer McDonald, a self-described lifelong Republican, was selected as the Summit County Republican Party chair last week.