Source: CVDaily Feed

LOGAN — A 32-year-old Logan man, originally arrested for impersonating a police officer, pleaded guilty to multiple charges and will now await sentencing.

Christopher S. Fairbanks accepted a plea deal in 1st District Court Tuesday morning, pleading guilty to multiple theft charges, communications fraud and tampering with a witness.

Logan City Police officers arrested Fairbanks in July, 2015, after a couple said they were pulled over by a dark SUV with flashing lights and a siren, around 400 West 100 South. The couple told officers that the defendant exited the SUV, told them he was joking and laughed at them.

State attorney Barbara Lachmar said Fairbanks later contacted the couple to try and persuade them from pressing charges against him.

Three months later, he was arrested again after trying to steal several textbooks from a book store at Utah State University.

Lachmar said, in March more charges were filed against Fairbanks after he tried to defraud another person by selling them a piano he didn’t own.

The final charges were filed earlier this month after Fairbanks was arrested for shoplifting. The charges were enhanced to felonies because of his prior theft arrests.

Judge Brian Cannell scheduled sentencing for October. He allowed Fairbanks to be released until then, but warned that he would face the full extent of the law if he committed any further crimes.

By Staff