LOGAN – A 24-year-old man tased and arrested by police last week, appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning.
Through an interpreter, Luis Margarito Bravo-Ceja told Judge Thomas Willmore that he wished to plead guilty to three of the nine charges he was facing. The charges include failing to respond to a police officer, a third-degree felony, shoplifting and interference with an arresting officer, both class B misdemeanors.
Bravo-Ceja is suspected of being in the United States illegally.
When Judge Willmore explained that that by pleading guilty, he would be deported, Bravo-Ceja said, “I don’t have any other choice.”
However, after speaking with his attorney, Bravo-Ceja said he wished to retract his guilty plea and was ordered to appear again in court April 14.
Bravo-Ceja was arrested Wednesday, April 2 when officers identified him in a vehicle outside the Cache County Courthouse. He attempted to run and was tased.
The night before, Bravo-Ceja is suspected of stealing merchandise from a store, leading police officers on a chase through Logan and then running from the scene of an accident.
Bravo-Ceja is being held in the Cache County Jail on a bail of $10,172.