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LOGAN — A judge has sentenced one of the two men arrested last April, accused of stabbing another man during a fight at a house party in Providence.
Jim Tiew appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon with his attorney, Joshua Baron.
Court records show, the 24-year-old Logan man waived his right to a preliminary hearing in June, instead pleading guilty to one charge of obstructing justice, reduced to a class A misdemeanor. As part of the plea, the defendant agreed to testify against Michael Sao, the 26-year-old codefendant in the case.
According to sheriff’s deputies, early on the morning of April 9, a 22-year-old Hyrum man was driven to Logan Regional Hospital with a slash wound to his head and face, and stab wounds to the chest and back.
Deputies interviewed the victim while he was being treated. They determined that a fight occurred during a party being held at the Providence home. He was able to provide information about Sao and Tiew.
During Monday’s sentencing, Baron explained that Tiew witnessed the fight between the victim and Sao, but was so intoxicated he couldn’t remember the details.
Tiew told the court he had way too much to drink the night before the stabbing. He admitted to misleading deputies in their investigation.
Judge Thomas Willmore sentenced Tiew to 15-days in jail and placed him on probation for one-year. He also ordered him to write a letter of apology to the victim and complete moral recognition therapy.
Court records show, Sao was charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony and obstructing justice, a third-degree felony. He is scheduled to appear again in court August 22 for a preliminary hearing.