Logan business owner pleads guilty to assaulting police officer

LOGAN — A 41-year-old Logan business owner who was tased by police officers after they were called to a dispute between the owner and another man, has pleaded guilty to assault and intoxication.

Jared Martindale appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon accepting a plea deal. Under conditions of the agreement, he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer, a class B misdemeanor and intoxication, a class C misdemeanor. Two other charges were dismissed. He’s scheduled to be sentenced August 31.

In April, police were called to a citizen dispute at Top of Utah Spas, 539 North Main Street. It was reported Martindale was in a verbal dispute that had become physical, with the property’s landlord.

Officers said when they arrived on the scene, Martindale became aggressive with them and refused to follow orders. He was tased and taken into custody.

During Monday’s court appearance, state attorney Spencer Walsh said Martindale continued to try and assault officers after the taser was deployed.

Martindale disputed the facts saying that it didn’t happen like police claimed, but still agreed to accept the plea.

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