LOGAN — A 20-year-old North Logan man has admitted to breaking into a mobile home in southwest Logan earlier this month. Damian Dean James and a juvenile suspect were apprehended early April 6 after the two tried to flee.

James appeared for a court hearing Monday, April 16, in Logan’s 1st District Court. He accepted a plea deal, waiving his rights and pleading guilty to burglary and attempted burglary, both second-degree felonies.

As part of the agreement, prosecutors dismissed three remaining charges.

According to prosecutors, Logan City Police officers were called to a mobile home park near 1900 S. 1100 West, on report of a burglary in progress. A woman said she woke up to find two individuals breaking open the door to her bedroom. When they saw her, they reportedly fled the house.

Another victim said they heard noises outside their mobile home and witnessed the two individuals running away.

The victims pursued the two males, following them to 1800 South, where the individuals dropped a backpack and jumped over a fence. Inside the bag was a stolen video game player, passport, $400, a pair of Nike Jordan shoes and other items. A kitchen knife was also found.

Both males were described to be wearing hoodies.

Police searched the area, they witnessed an individual running from the scene and jumping over a fence. He was wearing a hoodie and black hat. The man was identified as James. The juvenile’s identity was not released because of their age.

Investigators claim James has an extensive criminal history. He was previously convicted of drug possession and currently serving three years probation.

During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Angela Fonnesbeck accepted James’ plea deal and ordered him to complete a pre-sentence report, compiled by probation agents. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for May 20.  

James remains in the Cache County Jail. He could face more than 30 years in prison.

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