LOGAN — A 26-year-old Logan man has been sentenced to four months in jail for barging into a neighbor’s residence with a knife and threatening the occupants. Jimson Bididid Jitiam has been in the Cache County Jail since being arrested Dec. 31, 2023.

Jitiam was sentenced Monday, April 15, in Logan’s 1st District Court. He previously accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to attempted aggravated burglary, amended to a second-degree felony; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and assault, a class A misdemeanor.

Prosecutors report, on Dec. 31, law enforcement was called to the victim’s residence, after Jitiam had banged on the door and forced himself inside. He threatened the occupants with a knife while claiming that he was looking for his wife.

Jitiam was taken into custody for questioning. He later reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol before the incident.

During Monday’s sentencing, defense attorney Michael McGinnis said Jitiam “has a serious drinking problem.” He expressed hope that the past several months will be a wakeup call for his client.

Jitiam, who participated in the hearing through a Marshallese interpreter, declined to make any statement.

Judge Angela Fonnesbeck sentenced Jitiam to 120 days in jail, giving credit for 106 days already served. He will then be placed on probation for 48 months, while also undergoing treatment.

Court records show, Jitiam has multiple convictions for violating protective orders and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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