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Cache Valley man pleads guilty in amended burglary, assault case; jury trial cancelled

A man once accused of burglarizing a home and kidnapping a woman pleaded guilty to amended charges on Monday.

Joshua Eric Johns, 31, pleaded to one count of third-degree assault, one count of third-degree possession of a controlled substance and one count of third-degree attempted burglary and a class-A misdemeanor.


A three-day jury trial set to begin on Nov. 17 was struck from the court’s calendar as a result of the plea.


As part of an agreement, a first-degree count of aggravated kidnapping and a class-B misdemeanor were dismissed; an additional first-degree felony aggravated burglary charge was amended to a third-degree felony. Another case consisting of four third-degree protective order violations was also dismissed. 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.