- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A southern Utah county commissioner has reported to jail for his role in an ATV protest ride through a protected canyon.

San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman will serve a 10-day sentence at Purgatory Correctional Facility in Washington County.

A jury found him guilty of misdemeanor illegal use of ATVs and conspiracy for a May 2014 incident.

Lyman says he intends to file an appeal after leaving jail to prove he didn’t trespass or encourage others to break the law. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah declined to comment on Lyman’s planned appeal.

Blogger Monte Wells, also convicted, has already served his five-day jail sentence. Lyman was allowed to delay his sentence until after tax season because he’s a CPA.


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