Jacqueline Faamanatuga, 28, pleaded guilty to a single count of giving false personal information with intent to pose as another person, a class A misdemeanor. Faamanatuga was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for not making a full stop at the intersection of S.R. 117 and U.S. 89 (Strait Junction). When Deputy Dallin Pace of the Sanpete County Sheriff ’s Office asked her name, she gave her sister’s name rather than her own.
A search of the vehicle turned up drugs, and the woman’s social security card that revealed her true identity. Asked why she had lied, she told the deputy she knew she had warrants and didn’t want to be arrested. She was nonetheless arrested and taken to jail.
Faamanatuga, who was on probation at the time of the arrest, had her parole revoked and was sentenced to 220 days in jail, with credit given for 52 days previously served, with an additional 30 days credit if she successfully completes the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program. A single count of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana/spice), a class B misdemeanor, was dismissed.
Christopher Scott Monroe, 59, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, both third-degree felonies. Monroe was pulled over on S.R. 132 about a mile south of Chester by Moroni officer Robert Hill, who said Monroe was traveling 40 mph in a 65-mph zone. He was on parole at the time.
A search of his vehicle found a significant quantity of methamphetamine packaged for sale and a bag of dried mushrooms, along with a large quantity of used needles, several glass pipes and plastic tourniquets for IV use. A woman identified as Lisa Mickelsen and a child were in the vehicle.
Both Monroe and Mickelsen were arrested. The child’s father was notified and picked up the child.
Monroe’s parole was revoked, and he was sentenced to an indeterminate term in prison not to exceed five years. The sentence was revoked in favor of re-imposition of the original prison term for which Monroe was on parole. A charge of use or possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed.
Crystal Dawn Givens, 31, pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated assault, a class A misdemeanor. Counts of assault, criminal mischief and commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child, all class B misdemeanors, were dismissed.
Givens was sentenced to 364 days in jail, with 244 days suspended. The jail term was stayed based on successful completion of Moral Reconation Therapy, a group therapy program designed to increase moral reasoning by addressing issues of ego, social, moral and behavioral growth.
She was placed on 36 months parole to be supervised by Utah Adult Probation and Parole and was fined $750.
Angel Lee Lowe, 21, pleaded guilty to burglary, a second-degree felony; possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony; and possession or use of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony. Lowe was sentenced to 1 to 15 years on each count. The prison terms were suspended, as was $57,099 in fines.
Lowe was ordered to successfully complete The Otherside Academy, an intensive residential rehabilitation program. If he fails to complete the program, all prison terms and fines will be reinstated. He was placed on probation for 36 months to be su- pervised by the 6th District Court.
Shaun Aaron Shoemaker, 44, pleaded guilty to distributing or offering or arranging distribute a controlled substance, a second-degree felony; theft by receiving stolen property, a third-degree felony; and possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor
On or about September 5, 2021, Shoemaker was stopped by law enforcement at a cemetery adjacent to the Central Utah Correctional Facility (CUCF). Officers had been tracking phone calls between Shoemaker and an inmate at CUCF and heard Shoemaker arranging to drop off drugs to be picked up by the inmate.
When Shoemaker exited his pickup, he had a package containing Suboxone and heroin. He was detained, and during a search of his vehicle, law enforcement discovered Suboxone wrappers, heroin, methamphetamine, syringes and a bong.
Shoemaker was pulling a trailer with a side-by-side Polaris ATV on the trailer. It turned out both the truck and trailer were stolen. The vehicle did not have any insurance, nor did he have a valid driver’s license.
A first-degree felony charge of distribution of a controlled substance was dismissed, as was a third-degree felony charge of theft by receiving stolen property.
Two class A misdemeanor possession charges, a class B misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, and class C misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle without insurance, and driving on a suspended or revoked license were also dismissed.
Shoemaker was sentenced to 1 to 15 years on the second-degree felony distribution charges. He was sentenced to an indeterminate terms, not to exceed five years, for theft by receiving stolen property. Both of those sentences were suspended.
Shoemaker was fined $5,000 and sentenced to 36 months of probation to be supervised by Utah Adult Probation and Parole.
Bobby Jo Larson, 44, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, and retail theft (shoplifting), a class B misdemeanor.
Larson was in the company of a William Bacus at the time of the theft. When Deputy Jordan Garff of the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office arrived at Walmart, Bacus was already in the vehicle in which he and Larson had arrived, and was attempting to leave the premises. Garff pulled him over and was informed by dispatch that Bacus had an outstanding warrant. Bacus was placed under arrest.
Larson was found hiding in a dumpster. According to the loss prevention employee at the store, Larson had placed approximately $90 worth of items in a bag without scanning them and attempted to leave the property. On her way out of the store, she shoulder-butted an employee who was trying to stop her.
A search of the vehicle turned up a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue in it. Larson said she didn’t know the pipe was there, but later admitted that she had used meth within the previous 24 hours.
Larson was sentenced to 364 days in jail for possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, and 180 days in jail on the retail theft charge, a class B misdemeanor.
Both jail sentences were suspended, as was a $6,716 fine. She was placed on intensive probation for 24 months with Deputy Jeff Greenwell. Within 60 days, restitution will be determined and the court will enter a restitution order.
Savanna Jasmine Garcia, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). One count of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana/spice), a class B misdemeanor, and a charge of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, also a class B misdemeanor, were dismissed. She was fined $750 and placed on 24 months intensive court probation, to be supervised by Deputy Jeff Greenwell.
Abigail Wynette Matheny, 27, pleaded no contest to a charge of distribution of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone, a third-degree felony, which had been amended down from a second-degree felony.
An information filed in the case said that Matheny conspired with a co-defendant, her husband, who was incarcerated at the Central Utah Correctional Facility at Gunnison, to smuggle suboxone into the facility by mail.
Prison officers discovered the drug. They also listened in on a phone conversation between her and the co-defendant as she told him she may have not followed his directions properly and that prison officials may have discovered the drugs. In the conversation, the co-defendants discussed how to fix the problem so she could try to smuggle in more of the suboxone.
For the second-degree felony, she was sentenced to an indeterminate term not to exceed five years in state prison, which was suspended. She was sentenced to jail for 180 days, which was to run concurrent with a sentence she is currently serving in Utah County, with credit for time served. A fine of $9,533 was also suspended.
Brady William Hansen, 30, pleaded guilty to assault/threat of violence where he knew the person being threatened was a peace officer. The charge is a class A misdemeanor.
Police received a call complaining of someone creating a disturbance. The arresting officer arrived on scene and found Hansen moving a trash can from the front of a business into the parking lot and spilling trash in the process. The officer questioned Hansen and observed that he was intoxicated. When he placed him under arrest, Hansen resisted and made threats. After getting him into the patrol car, Hansen continued to make threats, including a threat to kill the officer.
Hansen was sentenced to 364 days in jail, of which 350 days were suspended, with credit for time served. Charges of Interference with arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor; intoxication, a class C misdemeanor; and destructive or injurious littering on public or private land, a class C misdemeanor were dismissed. Hansen was placed on 12 months supervised probation. A $4,783 fine was suspended.
Charles Ray Wiggins, 32, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.
Wiggins was stopped in Fairview driving a white GMC Yukon. It was discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest. His passenger, Shylynn Nordahl, was also discovered to have outstanding warrants. A search of the vehicle turned up several syringes and the lower half of a soda can which contained burned residue from heroin.
Wiggins was sentenced to a term of 364 days in jail, of which 364 days was suspended. A charge of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor, was also dismissed. He was fined $750 and placed on 24 months supervised probation.
Joshua Eric Clark, 30, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted aggravated assault, a class A misdemeanor, which had been reduced from a third-degree felony, and a charge of criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor that had been reduced from a class A mis- demeanor.
He was sentenced to 364 days in jail for the aggravated assault charge, with 350 days suspended. He was sentenced to six months in jail for the criminal-mischief charge, which was suspended. He was given credit for time served.
The court imposed a $750 fine and placed Clark on probation for 24 months, to be supervised by Utah Adult Probation and Parole. He was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and to pay for and complete any recommended treatment.
Rudy Aguado, 31, pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated assault (an act committed with force/violence with intent to injure). a class A misdemeanor. Aguado was one of three men who attacked a 15-year-old at a mink farm east of Moroni City. According to the probable cause statement, when the 15-year -old came out of a building, he found that two men had tied up and were assaulting a third man.
The young man attempted to intervene. Then all three men then turned on the younger man and chased him onto the top of a horse trailer. When one of the men climbed up to get him, the young man jumped off and broke his ankle.
The assault only ended when an older man, the father of one of the assailants, came out of the building and commanded them to stop. At one point the men had placed a rope around the young man’s neck and attempted to choke him.
Aguado was sentenced to 364 days in jail, which was suspended. A $4,783 fine was suspended but he was ordered to pay $5,909.35 restitution and placed on 18 months’ probation. He was sentenced to 30 days of home confinement.
Ryan Leslie Devall, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of assault by a prisoner, a class A misdemeanor. The assault took place at the Sanpete County Jail. Devall received a suspended 364-day jail sentence and was fined $750. He was placed on 24 months supervised probation with Utah Adult Probation and Parole and received credit for time served with no additional jail time imposed.