LOGAN — A 42-year-old Logan business owner, arrested repeatedly for threatening his ex-wife, was sentenced to up to five-years in prison.
Jared Martindale appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon after previously pleading guilty to one count of violating a protective order, a third-degree felony and eight similar misdemeanors.
Judge Kevin Allen said Martindale had violated the court’s trust after being given multiple opportunities to change his life. He ordered him to serve the maximum sentence for each charge but allowed the sentences to run concurrent.
Martindale’s ex-wife pleaded for the defendant to be sent prison explaining how he abused her, physically and emotionally, during their 20-years of marriage. She described how he had threatened to kill her, cut her into little pieces and put her in a suitcase, so no one would find her. “I have had to move repeatedly to stay away from him,” she said. “I’m asking for my right to live in peace.”
Defense attorney Bryan Galloway said Martindale had fallen in life due to alcohol abuse, anger issues and the termination of his marriage. He explained how the defendant’s actions had scared a lot of people, who had seen the defendant at his worst.
Martindale acknowledged his alcohol addiction and asked not to be sent to prison so that he could save his business, Top of Utah Spas. “I would like to support my kids,” said the defendant.
State attorney Spencer Walsh said the court had been more than fair, giving Martindale multiple chances to change his life.
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