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Possible Plea Deal For Man Accused On Burglary, Knife Threats

A Providence man accused of entering an apartment and threatening inhabitants with a knife provisionally waived his preliminary hearing on Monday to consider a potential plea bargain.

Obten Lather, 18, appeared in 1st District Court via video conference from the Cache County Jail on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing slated earlier this month. 

Defense Attorney Mike McGinnis told the court there was the possibility for a plea deal but needed time to hash out the details with his client. Judge Angela Fonnesbeck postponed the preliminary hearing, where probable cause for the charges would be determined, so Lather and his counsel could reschedule the hearing if necessary. Read the rest of the story here on 

This story is brought to you through a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.