Source: CVDaily Feed

LOGAN — A 29-year-old Logan man will spend 180-days in jail instead of 90, after he asked a judge for the longer sentence, so he could work toward changing his life.

Stephen A. Clarke appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon for sentencing on charges of burglary and theft, both third-degree felonies.

State attorney Spencer Walsh said Clarke burglarized the victim’s home back in August 2014. He reportedly knew the family and would find out when they were on vacation before breaking in.

Defense attorney Aaron Bergman said his client acknowledged what he did was wrong. He added that Clarke had done some dumb things but wanted to turn his life around.

Bergman asked Judge Kevin Allen for the longer jail sentence, under the condition that Clarke be given work release so he could start improving his life.

Clarke gave the court a restitution check for the victims, in the amount of $5,600. He said he was sorry for breaking the law, noting he had hurt a lot of people and ruined his professional career as an electrician.

Clarke originally faced six charges, including other felony and misdemeanor theft and burglary. In October, he accepted a plea deal in exchange for dropping four of the charges.

By Staff