Logan man sentenced to prison for harming deputy during traffic stop

LOGAN — A 29-year-old Logan man pleaded for help with his drug addiction, before a judge sentenced him to prison for harming a deputy during a September traffic stop.

Jullian Kirkham appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He previously pleaded guilty to assault against a peace officer, a third-degree felony; and two misdemeanors for drug possession and reckless driving.

On September 19, Cache County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop Kirkham’s vehicle in Hyrum. When the deputy walked up to the car, the defendant sped off and tried to flee.

State attorney Griffin Hazzard said the deputy was dragged for several feet and could have been severely injured.

Deputies later found the abandoned vehicle in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. A K-9 searched the area and later found Kirkham, hiding near the car.

During Monday’s sentencing, Kirkham told the court everything he did that day was completely uncalled for. He admitted to having a drug addiction and said he needed help.

Judge Kevin Allen sentenced Kirkham to zero-five-years in prison. He also ordered him to complete a rehab program while incarcerated.


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