LOGAN — Police arrested two individuals for allegedly breaking into a mobile home over the weekend in southwest Logan. Damian Dean James, 20, and a juvenile suspect were apprehended early Saturday morning after the two allegedly tried to flee.

According to the arrest affidavit, 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 claimed that she woke up to find two individuals breaking open the door to her bedroom. When they saw her, they reportedly fled the house.

Another alleged victim claimed that they heard noises outside their mobile home and witnessed the two suspects running away.

The victims pursued the two males, following them to 1800 South, where the suspects allegedly 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, the probable cause statement detailed.

The suspects were described to be both 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 Damian Dean James. The juvenile’s identity was not released because of their age.

The suspects told police they were running to catch the bus. Police noticed, James showed signs of intoxication. He was unable to maintain his balance and his speech was slurred, according to court documents.

Logan City Police Chief Jeff Simmons said both suspects were taken into custody. James was booked into the Cache County Jail, while the teenage suspect was transferred to the Cache Valley Youth Center.

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

Monday, prosecutors with the Cache County Attorney’s Office filed charges against James. They include two felony counts of aggravated burglary, along with misdemeanors for theft, intoxication and drug possession.  

James remains in jail, being held without bail. He is scheduled to appear in court April 15 and could face up to life in prison, if convicted.

Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

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