LOGAN — An out-of-state man accused of burglarizing several homes in North Logan and Hyde Park in August has pleaded guilty. Guy Hales accepted a plea deal and will now wait to be sentenced.
Hales appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. The 18-year-old man pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and theft, all second-degree felonies, and two counts of unlawful use of a credit card, a third-degree felony. As part the agreement, prosecutors dropped the 13 remaining charges.
Hales turned himself into police in October. Detectives believe he and 18-year-old Christian Jensen entered the garages of several residences. Once inside, they reportedly stole items from the garage and inside several vehicles.
State attorney Barbara Lachmar said the two men were seen carrying a handgun during the robberies. They also stole a firearm from one of the homes.
Jensen also turned himself into police in August, hours after police had asked for the public’s help identifying a man seen on security camera footage. He was later charged with 22 felonies and misdemeanors, ranging from aggravated burglary to theft. He is scheduled from a preliminary hearing November 29.
During Tuesday’s court appearance, Lachmar said as part of Hales’ plea deal he has agreed to testify against Jensen if the co-defendant’s case goes to trial.
Hales was ordered to appear in court January 9 to be sentenced. He could face up to a maximum of 15-years in prison.
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