Logan man pleads guilty to organizing Willow Park fight that led to teen stabbing

Booking photo for Luis E. Silva (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN — A 20-year-old Logan man has pleaded guilty to organizing a fight at Willow Park in October that sent a juvenile to the hospital with multiple stab wounds. Luis E. Silva accepted a plea deal to a lesser charge and will be sentenced next month.

Silva participated in a virtual hearing in 1st District Court Wednesday morning, appearing by web conference. He pleaded guilty to one count of riot, amended to a class A misdemeanor.

Cache County Deputy Attorney Andrew Crane explained how Silva organized the fight on the night of Oct. 6, near the park’s batting cages. He had been in several arguments with the juvenile victim in the recent past.

Multiple witnesses saw the fight take place and called 911. Some even claimed to have heard gunshots, although those claims were never substantiated.

During the fight, the victim was stabbed at least five times. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and transported to Logan Regional Hospital.

None of the participants ever said who stabbed the victim. Officers claim though, Silva had threatened other people with a knife during the past few months.

As police were responding to the fight, Silva sped off in a car but was pulled over minutes later near 600 South 1000 West. He was taken into custody without incident.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Silva told the court he was willing to waive his rights to a fair trial and plead guilty.

Police claim Silva is not a US Citizen and has no ties to the community except for his father.

Silva was ordered to appear again in court for sentencing Dec. 22. He could face up to one year in jail.

Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the fight. Jose M. Hidalgo-Valdovinos is also charged with one count of riot, a third-degree felony. He is scheduled to appear again in court Nov. 29.


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  • Free Bird November 11, 2021 at 2:44 pm Reply

    Our Beautiful “Illegal Community”! Need to find out who his employer is, and let them foot the bill for this. After serving his sentence, deport him to DC with the rest of the trash.

    • Free Dumb November 12, 2021 at 8:11 am Reply

      Don’t worry. I’m sure we’ll be back to the daily parade of pervy white guys who are arrested in Cache Valley on a daily basis.

      • Free Bird November 12, 2021 at 12:17 pm Reply

        They are included in the other trash. They should feel right at home there.

        • FreeJoeBiden November 12, 2021 at 3:08 pm Reply

          They should feel at home just like you @free bird. I bet you’re misogynist that’s why you have an issue with people of color

    • FreeJoeBiden November 12, 2021 at 3:06 pm Reply

      We should see who your employer is since race is such an issue, you Keyboard warrior!

  • Blayne November 11, 2021 at 4:43 pm Reply

    We can thank Joe’s border policy for this thug

    • Bo November 11, 2021 at 9:16 pm Reply

      Why? Because anyone who isn’t from this country is a thug? Give me a break.

      That being said, I don’t think a year is enough time for any violent crime.

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