LOGAN — A 26-year-old Logan man is headed to prison after confessing to 12 criminal cases of thefts and burglaries. Levi Scott Peiffer was ordered to serve between one and 15 years at the Utah State Correctional Facility, after a judge called him a “menace.”

Peiffer was sentenced Wednesday, April 3, in Logan’s 1st District Court. He previously accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to 22 charges, including multiple felonies for theft, burglary, pattern of unlawful activity, possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility and other crimes.  

According to prosecutors, Peiffer was involved in multiple mail thefts, several vehicle burglaries, drug possession, and use of stolen credit cards. The crimes occurred during a seven month period from Sept. 30, 2022, to April 4, 2023.

Peiffer has a lengthy criminal history. In December 2016, he and another male individual walked into the Hyrum Subway restaurant, threatening to shoot the place up if employees didn’t give them money. They made off with about $150 and were arrested shortly after.

Peiffer later pleaded guilty to robbery, a second-degree felony, and was sentenced to six months in jail.

Since completing his sentence, Peiffer was charged with multiple other crimes. Several of the cases had been put on hold, as the defendant claimed he was seeking drug treatment.

During Wednesday’s sentencing, Peiffer said he had a big drug problem that had fueled his “stupidity.” He expressed hope for being sent to a drug treatment center instead of prison.

Cache County Deputy Attorney Griffin Hazard said Peiffer deserved prison since each case represented multiple victims. He said the crimes were like a game to the defendant, who would pawn the stolen items on a group of auction sites.  

Judge Brian Cannell said he had given Peiffer plenty of chances but must now protect the public. He explained the prison sentence was the consequences of the defendant’s criminal behavior.

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