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Taylorsville man sentenced for assaulting elderly Summit County resident

More than $1 million in jewelry and cash reported stolen

A 3rd District Court Judge handed down an indeterminate prison sentence of one-to-15 years last week to a Taylorsville man for his role in assaulting longtime Summit County property owner Nadine Gillmor and stealing more than $1 million in jewelry and cash from her.

Ricky Joseph Archuleta, 40, entered a guilty plea in October to burglary and theft, each second-degree felonies. On Monday, Dec. 5, a 3rd District Court judge imposed a one-to-15 year sentence at the Utah State Prison for each count.

Nathan Zachairah Oosterhof, 39, of Vernal, is also facing two felony charges for aggravated burglary and theft. Oosterhof has not entered a plea, but was considered a flight risk and “credible danger” to the victim before he was arrested, according to court documents. He has been previously convicted of felony theft and fleeing from the police. He recently failed to appear in a domestic violence assault trial in Uintah County. He is currently being held in the Summit County Jail.

A third suspect, Orlando Robert Sandoval, 27, of Naples, admitted to detectives that he had entered Gillmor’s home with Archuleta. Sandoval has also been charged with aggravated burglary and theft, but Summit County prosecutor Patricia Cassell said “we would agree that his role was much less than the other two.”

“I think it (sentencing) is appropriate, considering the case,” Cassell said. “It was pretty life changing for her. She went from being an independent lady to becoming much more dependent on her family, which has been hard on them both. Fortunately, she wasn’t hurt any more than she was.

“Her granddaughter read a victim impact statement at the sentencing about how this has impacted and really changed her life,” she said.

On Jan. 31, Gillmor contacted to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office after two men who were acting suspiciously at her home, according to court documents. Gillmor told deputies the men knocked on the door of her South Summit home at around 11:30 a.m. and asked to use her phone.

The suspects then reportedly entered her house and began walking around, documents state. When Gillmor asked the men to leave, they refused, and only left after her son arrived.

Later that same day, the same two men returned to Gillmor’s home claiming to have left a cell phone behind, according to documents. When she went to look for the phone, the men walked in again before she “pushed them out the door” and called the Sheriff’s Office. A deputy located the suspects, who claimed they were visiting a friend, walking down the street. They were not arrested.

According to court documents, while Gillmor was cooking breakfast the next morning at about 6 a.m. both men entered the kitchen carrying several items from her safe. When she tried to stop them from leaving, Archuleta shoved her “hard into a wall” before he ran out of the house.

Gillmor, who is in her 80s, reportedly suffered heart palpitations after the encounter and had to be transported to an area hospital. According to court documents, she needed a new pacemaker as a result of the incident.

Gillmor reported $1 million worth of jewelry and $30,000 in cash missing after the incident, some of which has been retrieved, Cassell said.


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