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Man Sentenced To Jail In Amended Assault Case

A man was sentenced to one year in jail on Monday, bringing to close a 1st District Court case that once leveled allegations of attempted arson and a potential prison sentence.

Bryan P. Ash, 57, was sentenced to 364 days in the Cache County Jail with credit for time served. He pleaded guilty to class-A aggravated assault — amended from a second-degree count of attempted aggravated arson — and class-B criminal mischief on Jan. 25.


Prior to sentencing, defense attorney Samuel Goble told the court that many allegations stemming from the incident were found to be “untrue.” Goble said his client tripped on a gas can of “racing fuel” and threw the can out of frustration — he did not use the gas in an attempt to set fire to an RV housing the victim. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.