Suspected gun thief pleads guilty

Tyler Jenson, 24, charged with 11 counts of theft, a second-degree felony and one count of burglary, a third-degree felony.

LOGAN — One of the two men suspected of stealing several handguns from a pawn shop has pleaded guilty to charges of theft, burglary and additional drug charges.

Tyler Jenson appeared in 1st District Court, Tuesday morning accepting a plea agreement.

The 24-year-old from Hyde Park pleaded guilty to one charge of burglary, a third-degree felony and two charges of theft, both second-degree felonies.

Jenson and 27-year-old Cody Naser are accused of breaking into Fast Cache Pawn in February and stealing several handguns.

In April, agents with the Cache Rich Drug Task Force and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served a narcotics warrant in Providence and arrested Naser. They learned that the stolen handguns had been discarded in the Bear River near Amalga.

A week later, the Utah State Dive Team and the Cache County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue recovered them. Jenson was arrested later that day and booked into the Cache County Jail.

During Tuesday’s court appearance, Jenson also pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of a controlled substance, both third-degree felonies. One charge is related to when he was found in possession of heroin at a local hotel back in 2013. The second charge was from when he was found attempting to smuggle a box of the pain killer, Suboxone into jail, after being arrested in May.

Jenson will be sentenced July 15 and could face up to 15 years in prison.

He also faces charges in Ogden of failing to follow the orders of a police officer, a class A misdemeanor. He is expected to be sentenced for that charge on June 24.

Cody Naser is due in court in July for a preliminary hearing.

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