LOGAN — A 37-year-old Logan man has been sent to prison after a judge told him that he had run out of chances. Luis Alvarez was sentenced to 1-15-years, after previously being convicted in 2016 for shooting at another man outside an apartment building.
Alvarez was sentenced in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He had been on probation after serving one-year in jail.
Judge Kevin Allen said he had tried to give Alverez as many opportunities he could to change. He went onto explain though, the defendant had run out of alternatives.
Probation officers had reported to the court how Alverez had refused to comply with them. They also noted that three times, the defendant failed their drug program and continued to use methamphetamine.
In 2016, a man went to an apartment near 255 West 300 North. Alvarez came to the door holding a 9 mm handgun and chased after the victim. As the two men ran down the street, the defendant fired a single shot, missing the victim and striking a nearby building.
SWAT Teams surrounded the apartment and later found Alvarez at a relative’s home, two-blocks south. Officers found two guns that he had allegedly tried to hide in a field behind the family member’s home. They also found drugs and paraphernalia inside his residence.
Alverez confessed to the shooting. He told the court then that he should have handled the situation differently.