Former USU football player sentenced to jail in electronics theft

LOGAN — A judge has sentenced former Utah State football player Troy Murray to 12-days in jail, after the 19-year-old Logan man pleaded guilty to stealing several video game systems last year.

Court staff report, 1st District Judge Thomas Willmore ordered Murray to be taken into custody Monday morning to begin his sentence. The defendant was also ordered to pay $272 dollars in restitution to the victim, and have no contact with the co-defendant in the case, Jaylan Brown.

Murray and Brown were arrested in April. The two were booked on suspicion of burglary and theft charges.

Police said officers had been investigating two burglaries that allegedly occurred in December. In both cases, the victims reported their video game consoles had been stolen, along with some games.

In March, one of the consoles was traced to a person in Salt Lake. Police officers interviewed the person and learned that the console had recently been purchased from a video game store in Sugar House.

When officers contacted the store they found the rest of the stolen merchandise that had allegedly been pawned by Murray and Brown.

In May, Murray accepted a plea agreement. He pleaded guilty to an amended charge of criminal trespass, a class A misdemeanor, and theft, a class B misdemeanor.

Brown is scheduled to appear again in court on July 18.

Police later arrested Kevin Meiztenheimer, Dayshawn Littleton and Ja’Marcus Ingram. The three 19-year-old men were allegedly trying to prevent charges from being filed against Murray and Brown.

Murray played football for Logan High School before signing with USU. He was released from the team after being arrested and reportedly is transferring to Snow College.

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