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Man Pleads Not Guilty, Waives Hearing In Armed Robbery Case; In-Person Hearing Set For Co-Defendant

Two men accused of armed robbery at a local Burger King appeared in 1st District Court for preliminary hearings on Tuesday.

Matthew Kay Archuletta, 27, waived his hearing to preserve a plea offer from Cache County prosecutors. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, was bound over for trial and set to appear before the court again on March 8.


Luis Alfredo Maldanado, 30, had his hearing postponed after nearly an hour of technological issues halted prosecutors from presenting evidence to the court. Courts have been operating online via video conference call since COVID-19 restrictions on Utah courts have suspended all in-person hearings without exigent circumstances. 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.