LOGAN — A 20-year-old Logan man, Derek P. Henderson, who is accused of breaking into a local car dealership and stealing a truck before fleeing to Idaho, was arraigned on theft and burglary charges.
Henderson stood in 1st District Court Tuesday morning, next to his attorney, Wayne Caldwell. Judge Brian Cannell handed them information on the allegations that had been filed by prosecutors. The charges include two counts of theft and criminal mischief, both second-degree felonies, burglary and attempted theft, both third-degree felonies and one misdemeanor of causing an accident involving property damage.
Detectives claim Henderson broke into Wilson Motor Company early on the morning of June 21. After entering the business, he stole a truck that was in the repair garage and drove it through a door on the east-side of the building.
Officers contacted regional law enforcement agencies requesting them to be on the lookout for the truck. It was later found by police in the Idaho Falls area, who conducted a traffic stop, taking Henderson into custody for questioning. He was being held in Idaho on similar charges until the case was closed so he could be extradited to Logan. He is being held in the Cache County Jail on $26,000 bail.
During Tuesday’s court appearance, Caldwell said there are several issues involving restitution that they are working through with insurance companies. He asked that in the meantime, Henderson be considered for Drug Court, a court supervised treatment program for drug addicts.
Judge Cannell said he would allow Henderson to try and enroll into Drug Court and ordered him to appear again September 13.
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