LOGAN — A 21-year-old Logan man has been arrested on suspicion of choking a woman during a botched burglary. Benjamin Stoddard was booked Monday afternoon into the Cache County Jail.
Logan City Police Capt. Tyson Budge said the victim claimed Stoddard, who previously lived at the residence, broke in and took some electronic equipment and other valuables. When the woman confronted the suspect, he grabbed her by the throat, choking her until she passed out.
Stoddard reportedly fled the residence, taking the valuables with him.
Budge said the victim began to regain consciousness just as a family member came to the residence. The aunt told officers that the victim was pale and incoherent.
Police found Stoddard nearby with the alleged stolen items. He was taken into custody for questioning and later booked on suspicion of aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies, along with aggravated assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child, both third-degree felonies.
Court records show Stoddard pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in September 2018. He was later sentenced to serve 60-days in jail.
Stoddard is being held in jail on $55,000 bond. He is expected to be arraigned in 1st District Court on formal charges Thursday afternoon.