LOGAN — A judge has ordered Forrest Rodriguez to be held on $72,000 bail after state attorneys filed 29 charges against him. The 21-year-old Logan man was arrested last Thursday, suspected of trying to run from officers during a traffic stop in North Logan.
Rodriguez was arraigned in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He appeared by video from the Cache County Jail. He has been charged with 29 counts, 14 felonies and 15 misdemeanors, including distributing a controlled substance, sexual abuse of a minor and use of a firearm by a restricted person. The offenses allegedly occurred between February 23 and the time he was arrested.
Early on the morning of March 8, North Park Police officers made a traffic stop near 2600 N 200 E in North Logan. Rodriguez allegedly gave police a false name and date of birth. He then tried to exit the vehicle and flee on foot.
The suspect jumped a fence into the backyard of a nearby house. An officer chased Rodriguez, finding him a short time later attempting to hide. Police also found a loaded firearm near where he was hiding.
Rodriguez spoke only briefly during Monday’s video arraignment, asking a judge if his bail was bondable. He was told to take up the matter with a bondsman.
Judge Kevin Allen assigned Rodriguez a public defender, based upon the suspect’s income. He also ordered him to appear again in court March 19.
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