Judge grants Logan man last chance to avoid prison

LOGAN — A 55-year-old Logan man, with a long criminal history of thefts and other crimes, was sentenced to jail as a judge gave him one more chance to change his life or be sent to prison.

Jeffery S. Minard appeared in 1st District Court for sentencing on felony retail theft, and misdemeanors for impaired driving and shoplifting. His attorney, Ray Malouf, told the court his client felt horrible for the things he’d done and that he set a goal to be clean and sober.

Minard’s wife asked the court to keep him out of jail or prison, saying that her husband had improved.

Judge Thomas Willmore said the time to help Minard was past and it was now time to protect society. He noted that the defendant had been charged with over 40 crimes in his history, including 13 retail thefts. He ordered him to serve zero-to-five years in prison, but suspended that sentence, allowing him instead to serve one-year in jail and successfully complete probation. He warned him that he could be sent to prison for up to six years if he committed any more crimes.

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