After further consultations with his client, Grand County Public Defender Aaron Wise on Tuesday told Seventh Judicial District Judge Don Torgerson that Benjamin Balls did not require an evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial.
A former Moab Post Office employee pleaded guilty this week to mail theft by a postal employee. Legal representation for Richard C. Davis reached a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Davis to serve 24 months of probation and 100 hours of community service as part of the deal. Davis had originally pleaded not guilty in January to the charge.
The U.S. District Court judge in Salt Lake City overseeing the case of stolen mail at the Moab Post Office has scheduled a hearing for a change of plea by the accused in the case, Richard C. Davis.
The City of Moab has appealed to the Utah Supreme Court a lower court’s finding that it should have held a public hearing before allowing the developers of Lionsback Resort near Sand Flats Recreation Area to materially change a previously approved development agreement.
Grand County Public Defender Aaron Wise knew his client for only a few minutes before he asked Seventh Judicial District Judge Don Torgerson to order an evaluation of Benjamin Thomas Balls’ mental capacity.
A three-judge panel with the Utah Court of Appeals in a legal opinion issued Friday ruled against the City of Moab, the Utah Schools and Institutional Trust Lands Administration and LB Moab Land Company LLC regarding a dispute over the proposed Lionsback Resort adjacent to the Sand Flats Recreation Area.
Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Jeremiah Humes as a judge for the Seventh District Court.
The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee seeks public comment on Carbon County Price-based attorney Jeremiah Humes, who Gov. Gary Herbert appointed as a judge for the 7th District Court.
The Grand County Council after a lengthy closed executive session in a split vote selected Danalee Welch-O’Donnal to be Grand County’s next Justice Court Judge.
A state rule that forces judges off the bench on their 70th birthday has created a headache for Grand County officials.
The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice has announced the nominees to fill a vacancy that will be created when Presiding Judge Douglas Thomas resigns in January from the 7th Judicial District, which includes Grand County.