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Crime Briefs
by Becky Ginos
Mar 31, 2017 | 1137 views | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Castillo sentenced in murder of his wife

FARMINGTON—A man accused of stabbing to death his estranged wife in front of their son was sentenced last week to 15 years to life in prison.

Joe Castillo was charged with killing KayLynn Spackman, 36, who worked at Hill Air Force Base, in her Layton home in June 2014. 

Castillo took a plea deal in February and prosecutors dropped the other charges of domestic violence in the presence of a child; child abuse; and two charges of violating a protective order.

Man accused of exploiting elderly woman 

FARMINGTON—A man was charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult for allegedly getting an 83-year-old woman to open a credit card account for him and then buy two vehicles.

According to court documents, Andrew Marlin Curtis allegedly went with the woman to a car dealership in February where he persuaded her to purchase a $25,000 vehicle. The two had met while Curtis was making door-to-door sales and he promised to make the car payments.

Curtis allegedly claimed the car was stolen shortly have the purchase so they went back to the dealership and bought another car for $40,000. Curtis claimed that car was stolen as well and when the pair returned to the dealership a third time, the management thought it was suspicious and contacted police, the document said.

He is also accused of using the victim’s credit card to make $4,800 in purchases. He was set to appear in court March 27.

Woman arrested for theft in Woods Cross

FARMINGTON— A woman that Woods Cross Police officers arrested after she was seen getting out of a vehicle that had been reported stolen was charged last week.

Jaime Danielle Mitchell was charged with one count of theft by receiving stolen property; three counts of unlawful possession of another’s financial transaction card; once count of possession or use of a controlled substance; one count of obtaining an identifying document of another; and one count of use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a probable cause statement, during the arrest officers searched Mitchell and allegedly found a pipe with methamphetamine residue along with six credit cards with different names and a driver’s license that was not hers.

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