Woman avoids prison sentence after pleading guilty to theft and fighting with officers

LOGAN — A 45-year-old woman, who pleaded guilty to stealing from a department store and fighting with arresting officers, has been sentenced to an inpatient treatment center instead of prison.

Court records show Jamie L. Autry was sentenced in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. She previously pleaded guilty to disarming a police officer and theft, both second-degree felonies.

In December, Autry was caught trying to steal $70 of merchandise from a North Logan department store. As police tried to stop her, she became combative. During the skirmish, she grabbed one of the officer’s guns and tried to pull it from the holster, before being subdued.

Two weeks later in January, police found a vehicle that Autry had abandoned in the store’s parking lot. As they began to investigate, they learned that the car had been stolen.

During Tuesday’s sentencing, Judge Brian Cannell ordered Autry to remain in jail until space is available at Odyssey House, a Salt Lake City substance abuse treatment facility. He ordered her to complete the program and then be placed on probation. If she fails to comply she could be sent back to jail or prison.

Records show Autry has a lengthy criminal history. She has been convicted multiple times of theft, forgery and drug possession. The cases stretch from Logan to Salt Lake City.


will@cvradio.com

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