Booking photo for Eva Maria Flores. (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)
LOGAN — A 23-year-old Logan woman has been sentenced to both jail and probation for burglarizing a Logan residence earlier this year. Eva M. Flores, who was previously convicted of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and domestic violence in the presence of a child, said she wanted to change her life and be a better mother for her daughter.
Flores was sentenced Wednesday morning during a virtual hearing in 1st District Court, appearing by web conference from the Cache County Jail. She previously pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, amended to a second-degree felony.
On Jan. 1, Flores got into a dispute with the victim, who was a prior acquaintance. During the fight, she pushed her way into the Logan residence.
Police had reported that once inside, Flores punched the homeowner before fleeing the scene. However, defense attorney Ryan Holdaway claimed the victim was assaulted by two other individuals and not his client.
In February 2019, Flores was sentenced to one-year in jail for encouraging a 14-year-old girl to have sex with two older men.
Earlier in 2018, she and her boyfriend got into an argument while drinking alcohol. She became angry and stabbed the victim while the couple’s two children were watching. The man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
During Wednesday’s sentencing, Flores said the time she has been in jail helped her see the mistakes in her life. She acknowledged her criminal history and expressed a desire to change.
Judge Brian Cannell sentenced Flores to 134 days in jail, giving credit for time already served. He warned the defendant that he would send her to prison if she failed to comply with probation. He also ordered her to receive anger management and alcohol treatment, saying he expected her to do better and be better.