- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The sentencing of a southern Utah county commissioner convicted of knowingly breaking the law during an ATV protest ride through a canyon home to Native American cliff dwellings has been postponed two months.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1CmTiKL ) that San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman’s sentencing was moved to Sept. 15 to give his new lawyers time to review court documents.

Neil Kaplan and Anneli Smith of the Salt Lake City firm Clyde, Snow and Sessions have taken over Lyman’s defense from Provo lawyer Jared Stubbs.

A jury convicted Lyman and co-defendant Monte Wells of misdemeanor charges of illegal use of ATVs and conspiracy. Two other defendants were acquitted.

Prosecutors said they knew the trail was off-limits to ATVs. Defense attorneys countered that the men had permission from a local water district official.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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