A man was sentenced to 9 years in the department of corrections by Judge Patrick Robb after testimony was heard at the sentencing hearing from the homeowner who confronted the burglar and the detective that investigated the string of neighborhood burglaries which had been committed by the defendant, Logan Tipton.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Michelle Davidson, called witnesses to refute the defendant’s statements that he had never displayed a weapon during the burglary and that at the time his use of drugs caused him to mistakenly believe he was at his friend’s house. Detective Jeffrey Pearl testified that Logan Tipton was responsible for several burglaries in the area and was seen on video attempting unsuccessfully to break into a neighbor’s house on the same day that he was discovered inside the victim’s residence. The Victim of the burglary described the confrontation with Logan Tipton and testified that the defendant pointed a handgun at him before leaving the residence.
Mr. Tipton was arrested over a month later after being discovered carrying stolen items from another home he was burglarizing in the same neighborhood. When confronted by police, he barricaded himself in the home and refused to leave. After a four hour standoff, officers were able to safely take him into custody.