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Damien Flores pleads guilty for his part in Fullwood burglary

Damien Flores pleads guilty for his part in Fullwood burglary

 

James Tilson

Staff writer

3-9-2017

 

MANTI—Damien Flores, one of the associates of Logan McFarland who was charged  with attempting to hide evidence in the Fullwood murder case, has entered a guilty plea.

Appearing in 6th District Court with his newly appointed attorney, David Angerhofer, Flores pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, theft by receiving stolen property, and possession or use of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). All of the charges were third-degree felonies.

The obstruction of justice charge, and the charge of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person started out as second-degree felonies but were amended to third-degree felonies.

Upon Flores entering his guilty plea, the prosecution dismissed with prejudice one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; one count of tampering with evidence, a Class A misdemeanor; and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, both Class B misdemeanors. The fact the counts were dismissed with prejudice means they can’t be brought up again.

Sanpete County Attorney Brody Kiesel explained to the court what Flores did to merit the charges. On the night of the Fullwood murders, Flores, along with Logan McFarland, Angela Hill, and Allison Boudreaux (Flores’ mother), agreed to travel from Moroni to Mt. Pleasant to burglarize a house to finance their drug use.

Boudreaux and Hill dropped off McFarland at the Fullwood home and went back to Moroni to meet Flores. Flores, wondering where McFarland might be, drove back to Mt. Pleasant with Boudreaux, found McFarland, and drove back to Moroni.

That night, McFarland distributed items that he had taken from the Fullwood home to Boudreaux, Hill and Flores. Later, after Flores learned that an investigation had commenced into the murder of the Fullwood couple, he agreed with Boudreaux to burn the items McFarland had given them.

During this time, Flores had a gun even though as a convicted felon, he was prohibited from possessing any firearms.

After Flores entered his change of plea, Judge Wallace Lee set sentencing for April 12 at 1:30 p.m.