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The Summit County Attorney’s Office filed the following cases in Third District Court between Dec. 30, 2013, and Jan. 3, 2014. Information was provided by Summit County Attorney David Brickey.

Darrell Stewart Sargent, 21, of Coalville, was charged with violating a protective order and domestic violence assault. On Dec. 26, 2013, deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance at a home in Coalville. On arriving, they spoke with a woman, who claimed that during an argument Sargent had thrown her to the ground. At the time, Sargent was subject to a protective order that prohibited him from having any personal contact with her.

Deven Alexander Hastie, 21, of Murray, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing and possession of marijuana. On Dec. 29, 2013, Jaime Cabezas contacted Summit County Dispatch and reported that a man had stolen his red 1999 Acura while it was warming up on Kearns Boulevard. Deputies located the Acura on US-40 and signaled it to stop. The Acura failed to stop and fled from deputies, reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Deputies successfully spiked the tires of the car on Interstate 80 near Kimball Junction. The car eventually slowed and came to a stop in the median. Deputies found Hastie in the driver’s seat. When they arrested him, they found a marijuana joint in his pocket.

Jerry Dale Derryberry II, 45, of Live Oak, Calif., and Scott Anthony Short, 25, of Yuba, Calif., were charged with narcotics trafficking. On Oct. 5, 2013, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped a car on eastbound I-80 for a minor traffic violation. The trooper found several people in the car, including Derryberry and Short. He also found more than three pounds of marijuana. Derryberry admitted to the trooper that he grew marijuana in California. Short admitted that he was transporting the marijuana from California to Wyoming to sell.

Matthew Crowley Long, 38, of Park City, was charged with driving under the influence and other alcohol related offenses. On Dec. 30, 2013, a Park City police officer police officer stopped Long for running a stop sign. During the stop, the officer smelled an odor of alcohol and noticed that Long’s eyes were red and glassy. Long performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and a subsequent chemical test indicated that his breath alcohol level was .137, more than the legal limit of .08. Long was charged with a felony because in the last 10 years he has previously been convicted of impaired driving and driving under the influence.

Terry Ann Flink, 44, of Murray, was charged with drug possession and obstruction of justice. On Dec. 26, 2013, deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office went to a home in Oakley to arrest a fugitive. Flink was at the residence and told the deputies that the fugitive was no longer there. Deputies suspected that she was lying and searched the home. They found the fugitive hiding in a bedroom. Flink was arrested for obstructing justice and during a search of her person incident to arrest, deputies found methamphetamine.

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The following cases of interest were heard in district court on Monday, January 6, 2014:

Charles L. Jensen, 33, of Peoa, Utah, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for failing to properly register as a sex offender. Jensen has previously been convicted of a sex offense that requires him to report his address and vehicle information to the Utah State Sex Offender Registry. On Jan. 3, 2013, a deputy with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office discovered a truck at Jensen’s residence that was registered to Jensen, but Jensen had not reported the truck to the registry. Along with the jail time, Jensen was placed on 18 months good behavior probation.

Jonny Santana, 27, of Salt Lake City, was sent to prison for up to five years for a probation violation. Santana was convicted in March 2013 of theft for stealing jewelry and electronics from a home in Park City. At that time, he was placed on probation. Less than one month later, he committed a burglary in West Valley City. On Monday, he admitted to violating his probation by committing the burglary.

Samuel Cruz-Vazquez, 35, of Park City, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. The charges arose after a domestic dispute on Dec. 23, 2013, in which Cruz-Vazquez tried to stab his girlfriend with a kitchen knife. According to immigration authorities, Cruz-Vazquez is an undocumented alien who has previously been deported and reentered the country illegally. The court therefore ordered Cruz-Vazquez to serve 60 days in jail for the assault and then directed that he be released to immigration authorities for deportation.

Todd Alexander Brannigan, 45, of Park City, pleaded guilty to domestic violence assault and damaging an electronic communications device. The charges arose after a domestic dispute on Sept. 6, 2013, during which Brannigan assaulted his wife and broke her phone in half when she tried to call police. The court ordered Brannigan to serve 18 months probation, to perform 75 hours of community service, to pay a $750 fine and to obtain domestic violence counseling.