Logan man accepts plea deal in strangulation case

Booking photo for Dillan T. Derrick (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN — A 20-year-old Logan man has confessed to assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend. Dillan T. Derrick was originally arrested May 7.

Court records show, Derrick participated in a virtual hearing in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He waived his rights to a preliminary hearing and fair trial, and accepted a plea deal.

As part of the agreement, Derrick pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and aggravated assault, both third degree felonies.

According to an arrest report, Logan City police officers were called to a domestic dispute on May 7. The victim reported Derrick had come over to her residence earlier to discuss their relationship. During the argument the woman told the suspect to leave multiple times.

The woman reported Derrick pushed her and at one point, briefly wrapped his hands around her neck to choke her. She had bruising, scratches and swelling on parts of her body.

During Tuesday’s court hearing, Judge Angela Fonnesbeck scheduled sentencing for July 27.

Derrick is being held in jail without bail. He could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.


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  • Sister of the victim June 18, 2020 at 10:38 pm Reply

    The previous article about Derrick mentioned that he has had similar recent charges. This is true – these assaults have been recurrent over the last 2 years, and charges have always been dropped. The assaults are getting more and more dangerous. We are hoping that Judge Fonnesbeck takes him seriously this time, and that prison time can help him rethink his way of life.

  • Deedee June 19, 2020 at 7:08 am Reply

    Good for the ex girlfriend. Stood her ground. She wasn’t going to be pulled into a relationship she didn’t want. Him being in jail probably makes her feel safer. Hope this guy gets anger management council.

  • Tanner June 19, 2020 at 3:07 pm Reply

    “Excepted” a plea deal or “accepted”?

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