Court Report, May 14-17, 2016
May 13, 2016
According to the Summit County Attorney’s Office, the following cases were heard on Monday, May 9, in 3rd District Court at the Summit County Justice Center:
Christopher M. Benolken, 36, of Blaine, Minnesota, entered a guilty plea to attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a Class A misdemeanor. The court imposed a one-year jail sentence and a $2,200 fine. That sentence was stayed and the court placed the defendant on probation for 12 months and ordered him to complete other standard terms and conditions.
Augustus James Cole, 28, of Ogden, entered a guilty plea to purchase, transfer, possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; possession or use of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class B misdemeanor; driving on suspended license, a Class C misdemeanor; open container, a Class C misdemeanor; and no proof of insurance, a Class C misdemeanor. Sentencing is June 20.
David J. Farnsworth, 55, of New England, North Dakota, entered a guilty plea to attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a third-degree felony. Sentencing is May 23.
Luis Gabriel Gonzalez-Sacundo, 19, of Park City, entered a guilty plea to assault against a peace officer knowing the person is an officer, a Class A misdemeanor, and entered a no-contest plea to propel a substance/object at an officer, a Class A misdemeanor. Sentencing is June 27.
Danielle Eliza Williams, 26, of Heber City, entered into a plea in abeyance for 24 months to forgery, a third-degree felony. The court ordered the defendant to pay a $400 fee, complete 40 hours of community service and complete other standard terms and conditions.
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Derrick Allen Batton, 27, of Salt Lake City, was sentenced for the offense of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, and interference with an arresting officer, a Class B misdemeanor. The court imposed a zero-to-five year sentence at the Utah State Prison and a $5,000 fine for aggravated assault and a 180-day jail sentence and a $1,500 fine for interference with an arresting officer. The sentences were stayed and the court imposed a 36-month term of probation supervised by Adult Probation and Parole. As a condition of probation, Batton is to serve one year in the county jail for the aggravated assault charge and 90 days in the county jail for the interference charge. Those jail terms are to run consecutively, bringing the total time served to 455 days in jail.
Eviz Carrasco, 43, of Park City, was sentenced for the offense of stalking, a third-degree felony. The court imposed zero-to-five year sentence at the Utah State Prison and suspended that sentence and imposed a one-year jail sentence. That sentence was stayed and the court gave the defendant credit for 104 days served, placed her on supervised probation for period of 36 months and ordered her to complete other standard terms and conditions.
Arla Jean Funk, 45, of Park City, was found guilty by jury trial on May 4 of driving under the influence, a third-degree felony. Sentencing is July 11.
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