Logan man confesses to theft and drug charges

LOGAN — A 61-year-old Logan man has confessed to stealing a $15,000 motorcycle and other drug possession charges. David E. Anderson accepted a plea deal and will now await sentencing.

Anderson appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to two charges of theft, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and drug possession, all third-degree felonies; and a second charge of misdemeanor drug possession. As part of the agreement, prosecutors dropped the six remaining charges against him.

Cache County deputy attorney Barbara Lachmar told the court, Anderson was first arrested in January after he called the police while at a North Logan department store. He claimed that he was being followed by, “skin heads and gang members.” When police located him, they determined that he was under the influence of drugs.

In July, police began investigating a motorcycle that was stolen from a Logan mobile home park. A man matching Anderson’s description was seen on video camera, attaching a trailer to an SUV and driving off. The vehicle had a temporary tag that was registered to Anderson. The trailer contained a Harley Davidson FLD Switchback and riding gear.

Lachmar explained that later in September, police conducted a routine traffic stop on Anderson’s vehicle. Inside they found drugs, several knives and a crossbow.

Anderson spoke only briefly during Tuesday’s hearing. He told the court that he was willing to waive his right a trial and plead guilty to the charges.

Public defender Shannon Demler asked the court to release Anderson until sentencing. Judge Brian Cannell denied the request and ordered the defendant to remain in jail.

Anderson was ordered to appear again in court April 9 for sentencing. He could face up to five-years in prison.


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