Third District Court

A Salt Lake Valley man arrested last month for shooting his older brother at a Canyons hotel entered into a plea agreement Monday with Summit County prosecutors.

The defendant, 32-year-old Christopher Leahy Head, has been confined to the Summit County Jail. After his approval of the plea agreement, Third District Court Judge Patrick Corum ordered the man’s release.

Former professional football player Anthony Darnell McClanahan has been sentenced to 15 years to Life in the Utah State Prison for killing his wife in Park City in November of 2017.

Third District Court Judge Patrick Corum on Monday handed down the sentence, saying he didn’t believe for a minute that the 48-year-old defendant was remorseful.

The hearing was held after McClanahan pled Guilty to the Homicide charge last month.

A 17-year-old Park City High student has pled Guilty to two drug distribution charges in a Friday morning hearing in Summit County's Third District Juvenile Court.

The girl waived her right to a trial which was scheduled to take place Friday.

A New York lending company has filed suit in Third District Court against Canadian businessman Jack Bistricer, and half a dozen of his Park City-related companies, mostly operating under the Talisker corporate name.

The litigation says that Bistricer has defaulted on a mega-million-dollar loan and has avoided paying it off by shifting and depleting assets out of his Park City companies to a different corporate alter ego.

The lawsuit was filed last week by the company Midtown Acquisitions.

At his arraignment this morning in 3rd District Court this morning,  former professional football player Anthony McClanahan pled guilty  to murdering his wife, Kari "KC" McClanahan in Park City last fall. 

47 year old Anthony McClanahan is facing 15 years to life in state prison for his guilty plea. In return for the plea, additional charges for use of a weapon and domestic violence will be dropped.  He will be sentenced April 29th by Judge Patrick Corum.

A semi-truck driver, who pled to charges after driving recklessly through the Snyderville Basin, has been sentenced to three years of probation.

The defendant, 41-year-old Dustin Charles Cullom of Chico, California, was given 24 days of jail time, but got credit for already serving that amount of time behind bars. The sentence was handed down Monday by Third District Court Judge Patrick Corum.

Following a hearing on Friday in Salt Lake, a Third District Court judge has ruled that Summit County’s massive lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors will be joined with similar lawsuits filed in Salt Lake and Tooele Counties for pre-trial activity.

Judge Richard Mrazik ruled that he could only order the consolidation in the Third District, but left the door open for several other Utah counties to join their litigation with Summit County’s.

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A Utah man has filed a lawsuit in Third District Court against actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Deer Valley, and an instructor at the resort in connection to a collision at the resort in 2016.

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by Utah resident Terry Sanderson. The lawsuit alleges that on February 26th of 2016 while skiing down the beginner rated Bandana run on Flagstaff Mountain, Paltrow ran into Sanderson knocking him down.

A Nevada resident who was arrested last September on Park City’s Main Street, for assaulting a group of teen girls, dressed as zombies for an Egyptian Theatre dance production—has entered a Plea in Abeyance Agreement in Third District Court.

The defendant, 56-year-old Drew Stephen Hyde, pled to two Counts of Assault, and apologized in court Monday morning to two parents who were present.

A Francis resident has been charged with Attempted Murder and numerous other criminal offenses, after he drunkenly fell into a Christmas tree last weekend, and then sprayed a residence with gunfire, narrowly missing two other occupants.

The suspect, identified as Randal Weed Dickinson, is due to make an initial appearance in Third District Court Monday Morning.

According to the charging document, the defendant’s birthday is December 25th. He will be 57 years old on Christmas Day.

A Third District Court Judge said Monday that he felt jail time was appropriate, in the case of a Basin resident who dispensed marijuana to teenagers at a party, and later instructed them to conceal the crime from police.

But Judge Patrick Corum said he didn’t have the authority to impose the sentence on Adam David Childers, since the defendant has entered into a Plea in Abeyance agreement.

Judge Corum continued consideration of the case to a hearing on November 19th.

The case of Evanston resident Charles Ryan Hendricks, charged with attempted murder of a stranger last spring at a convenience store near the Mirror Lake Highway, is still pending in Third District Court.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are continuing to look at medical evaluations of the defendant.

The 45-year-old defendant was arrested last April, after the unprovoked stabbing of a customer at the Bear River Service store.

The county’s charging documents said that Hendricks was yelling that his victim was Satan.

A former nurse with the Park City School District, Nicole Kennedy, scored a victory Wednesday in her lawsuit against the District.

In oral arguments, the District asked for the suit to be thrown out on Summary Judgment. Third District Court Judge Richard Mrasik denied that for three of the major claims from Kennedy. He did throw out two other claims.

The Summit County Attorney office has dropped its prosecution of a local resident, who was arrested for damaging an exit gate last winter, shortly after a new parking permit system started at Park City's China Bridge.

The county reports the defendants has met all the conditions of an informal agreement. His attorney says the vandalism was an accident.

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  A Snyderville Basin resident, who was arrested last year  on several charges for allegedly victimizing his girlfriend, came to Third District Court last week for sentencing. The ultimate outcome was that 48-year-old Jason Stone pled Guilty to two lesser charges.   He was sentenced to three years of supervised probation. Rick Brough has more. Under the sentence handed down from Judge Patrick Corum July 30th, Stone received no additional time behind bars.