Attempted murder suspect ordered to remain in Cache County Jail

Andrew Lesky, 43, arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony and two felony counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

LOGAN — A former Idaho man, accused of attempting to shoot his ex-girlfriend in the head, will not be transferred to another jail after a judge canceled his previous order.

Andrew Lesky will remain in the Cache County Jail after 1st District Court Judge Brian Cannell rescinded his order from last week, to transfer him to the Box Elder County Jail.

Defense attorney Shannon Demler argued that jailers were treating Lesky unfairly, keeping him in lockdown, and interfering with his letters and postcards. “They treat him terrible,” said Demler noting that Lesky has reportedly lost 75-pounds since being arrested in October 2014.

State attorney Spencer Walsh told the court, Lesky is being kept in lockdown after reportedly making threats to kill jail staff. Deputies are also photocopying letters and postcards to be kept as evidence.

Lesky was arrested after reportedly trying to shoot his ex-girlfriend outside her apartment. It is also alleged he threatened her and another man with a handgun and a knife.

During Tuesday’s appearance, Judge Cannell said he wanted to see evidence and hear testimony under oath, if Lesky believes he is being abused.

Lesky faces a total of nine felonies and 17 misdemeanors with more charges pending. He is scheduled to appear again in court June 10. A two-week jury trial is scheduled for December.

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