Judge sentences Logan man to prison for violating probation

LOGAN — A 33-year-old Logan man, on probation after previously pleading guilty but mentally ill to theft and aggravated assault, was sentenced to prison.

Jacob G. Cook asked Judge Kevin Allen for another chance as he stood in 1st District Court Monday afternoon.

Judge Allen told Cook he had given him plenty of chances and that prison was the only option left.

Court records show, on September 26, Cook accepted a plea to charges of theft, a second-degree felony, aggravated assault and two charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, all third-degree felonies. The court evaluated and found he had a mental illness that could be controlled by medications.

He was arrested just weeks later after running away and hiding out in Green Canyon.Instead of being sent to jail or prison, Judge Allen placed him on probation for three-years. He was also ordered to take all prescribed medications and continue receiving mental health counseling. He was arrested just weeks later after running away and hiding out in Green Canyon.

During Monday’s sentencing, Cook told the court that he had gotten stir-crazy after being released from jail and had to get away. He promised that it wouldn’t happen again.

Judge Allen reinstated his original sentence of zero-to-five years in prison and one-year in jail. He told Cook that he would write the prison director to request that he be placed in the mental health ward.

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