Juan Alberto Salinas, 51, has pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving (Class B misdemeanor). He was sentenced to two days in jail and ordered to pay a fine of $1,420 plus $921.80 restitution. Salinas wrecked his car, causing bodily injury to himself.
Tye Robert Kelsoe, 22, of Ephraim has pleaded guilty to one charge of criminal trespass within a building (Class B misdemeanor) and one count of intoxication (Class C misdemeanor).
Court records show Kelsoe entered a property without permission, was asked to leave by the owner, and refused to do so. Kelsoe was sentenced to two days in jail and ordered to pay a $680 fine. He was placed on probation for 18 months.
Duane Kelly Mellor, 46, of Centerfield has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs (third-degree felony), and possession of controlled substance (Class A misdemeanor).
In a plea arrangement, charges of possession of a controlled substance marijuana/spice (Class B misdemeanor), use or possession of drug paraphernalia (Class B misdemeanor), and failing to operate within a single lane (infraction) were dismissed.
Trooper Skylar Harwood of the Utah Highway Patrol noticed Mellor driving erratically on SR-28, 4 miles north of Gunnison. A field sobriety test indicated recent drug use. Harwood’s service dog was deployed and detected drugs inside the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle and the man’s clothing turned up marijuana and methamphetamine. Mellor was arrested and taken to jail.
He was sentenced to 62.5 days in jail, fined $2,890, and placed on probation for 24 months.
Marvin Kinsel, 50, has pleaded guilty to failure to stop or respond at the command of police (third-degree felony), ignition-interlock violation (Class B misdemeanor) and interference with an arresting officer (Class A misdemeanor).
In a plea arrangement, other charges of driving on a denied license (Class C misdemeanor), interference with arresting officer (Class A misdemeanor), improper usage of lanes (infraction) and failure to turn on headlights (infraction) were dismissed.
Ambulance personnel found Kensel intoxicated and passed out on the county road between Wales and Fountain Green. Deputy Kallen Cox of the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office said after EMTs found Kinsel, he became belligerent and fled up Maple Canyon Road in a white 2013 Ford Explorer.
A member of the ambulance crew followed Kinsel in his personal vehicle until Deputy Cox arrived and began chasing Kinsel and caught up with him after about 2 miles. However, Kinsel accelerated away at a high rate of speed, and due to wet, muddy and unsafe road conditions, Cox terminated his pursuit a mile later.
A subsequent search by deputies located Kinsel 5 miles farther west, where he had crashed his vehicle into several trees. Although Kinsel resisted, officers were able to arrest him. Officers later found the man’s license had been revoked and he was barred from consuming alcohol due to prior convictions.
He was sentenced to five years in prison for failing to stop at the command of police, but the prison sentence was dismissed.
Instead, he was sentenced to 365 days in jail for failure to stop at the command of police and 180 days for the ignition-interlock violation. He was given credit for 40 days previously served.
William Michael Paul Bacus, 22, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (Class A misdemeanor). A separate charge of possession of drug paraphernalia (Class B misdemeanor) was dismissed.
According to a probable cause statement, Bacus was detained at Walmart after an employee pointed him out to Deputy Jordan Garff of the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office.
Garff discovered that Bacus had active warrants and placed him under arrest. When asked if he had any illegal substances in his vehicle, Bacus said he had a meth pipe. Garff subsequently found the pipe contained methamphetamine residue.
Bacus was sentenced to 365 days in jail, but that sentence was suspended, and instead Bacus was sentenced to 14 days of home confinement and a fine of $750 and was placed on probation for 12 months.
Linsey Harris, 35, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony) and driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs (Class B misdemeanor). Charges of possession of a controlled substance schedule I/II/analog, use or possession of drug paraphernalia (Class B misdemeanor), driving on a suspended/revoked/denied license (Class B misdemeanor), and unsafe lane travel (infraction) were dismissed.
Harris was arrested after a reckless driving complaint on North Main Street in Ephraim. While speaking to Ms. Harris, Officer Colby Zeeman noticed symptoms of possible drug impairment. A records check revealed that the woman’s driver’s license was suspended. Zeeman administered Standard Field Sobriety Tests, which lead him to conclude that she was impaired and could not operate her vehicle safely.
The woman was transported to jail, and upon arrival, revealed that she had illicit drugs on her person. Jail staff recovered a quantity of methamphetamine. Harris then admitted to using the substance before traveling to Ephraim.
Harris was sentenced to a fine of $1,330 and placed on probation for 24 months.
Jaren Wesley Cherry pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault (third-degree felony). Cherry told the court that on Jan. 2, 2020, he assaulted Kaitlyn Tomlin by “…applying pressure on her chest and neck area which impeded her breathing or circulation of blood.” Cherry was sentenced to 120 days in county jail, fined $951 plus $1,677 in restitution, and placed on 36 months of probation.
Elden Leroy Pollard pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a financial transaction card (Class A misdemeanor), and no contest to financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult (Class A misdemeanor). Pollard was fined $500 and was placed on 18 months’ probation. A 364-day jail sentence was suspended.
Alan Seal, 34, pleaded guilty to knowingly using a false financial transaction card for credit/goods (Class A misdemeanor), and use or possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor). A 364-day jail sentence on the first charge and a 180-day jail sentence on the second charge were suspended, as was $6,716 in fines, dependent upon Seal’s successful enrollment in the Otherside Academy and serving 36 months’ probation.
Shiloh Rae Jenson pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice (third-degree felony) for failing to register as a sex offender.
Parole Officer Jeff Greenwell said Jenson had not updated her place of work and had failed to check in with him as required on a semi-annual basis. Deputy Kallen Cox investigated, and Jenson admitted to him that she had not kept current with Greenwell.
Jenson was fined $750. A prison sentence not to exceed five years was suspended.
Amanda Marie Olsen, 36, Spring City, pleaded no contest to possession of a controlled substance schedule I/II/Analog (Class A misdemeanor). Charges of possession of a controlled substance schedule I/II/Analog (Class A misdemeanor), retail theft (shoplifting) (Class B misdemeanor), and intoxication (Class C misdemeanor) were dismissed. The offenses were committed on or about Sept. 13, 2021.
Olsen was sentenced to two days in the Sanpete County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $750. She was placed on 24 months of probation.
Larry Mark Aguilar, 22, of Manti, pleaded guilty to failing to stop at the command of law enforcement, (Class A misdemeanor). Charges of criminal trespass and interference with the arresting officer were dismissed.
The probable cause statement filed in the case stated that deputies were called to an address on the east side of Manti where they observed Aguilar sitting on the porch of a home he had earlier been asked to leave. When he spotted the law enforcement officers, Aguilar fled on foot and ignored several commands to stop. He fled into another residence.
With the homeowners’ permission, deputies entered the residence and found the suspect hiding in a basement. They had to force the door open in order to gain access to him. He resisted arrest and officers wrestled him to the floor and handcuffed him.
Aguilar was sentenced to a suspended term of 364 days in county jail and placed on probation for 24 months.
Romeo Alyss Alvarez, 23. Alvarez, while a state prison inmate at the Central Utah Correctional Facility at Gunnison, pleaded guilty to knowingly or intentionally throwing or otherwise propelling an object or bodily substance at a correctional officer. Alvarez spit in the face of a corrections officer.
The man was sentenced to an indeterminate term not to exceed one year in the Utah State Prison, with credit for one day served. A fine of $4,783 was suspended.