Peter Silva of Hyrum, 41, has been charged in 1st District Court with attempted escape from official custody, criminal mischief, unlawful acquisition of a financial transaction card, forgery, burglary, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, theft and multiple drug charges. A plea deal offer has been extended and defense attorney Shannon Demler requested additional time to discuss with this client.

Kyle Eugene Joe of Caldwell, Idaho, 19, was charged in 1st District Court with 10 counts of aggravated assault, 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and six counts of dealing in materials harmful to minor. Attorneys were able to confirm that some of the allegations against Joe reportedly occurred when he was a juvenile. Four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child will be dismissed and referred to juvenile court. Joe, who is currently incarcerated, is scheduled to return to court on July 22.

Austin McGrew of Logan, 22, has been charged in 1st District Court with distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Attorney Wayne Caldwell is challenging evidence obtained during a search. According to court documents, McGrew was not one of the original suspects in a search of his shared apartment he was not home at the time of the search warrant, which reportedly included the search of his locked bedroom. Caldwell is moving to suppress evidence collected from McGrew’s room. Attorneys have debated the matter and the case has been submitted to Judge Kevin Allen for a decision.

Spencer L. Jensen, 33, was charged in 1st District Court with stalking, a class A misdemeanor. During a bench trial on Thursday, Judge Thomas Willmore found Jensen guilty after hearing evidence from the victim and one of her coworkers about Jensen’s repeated attempts to communicate with her after she asked him dozens of times to stop. Then, when she blocked his calls, he tried to contact her at her workplace. Jensen, who is currently incarcerated on unrelated protective order violations, is set to return to the courtroom on Monday, July 15, where he is appearing on another pending felony protective order violation case. He is expected to either enter a plea or set the case for trial. Sentencing on the stalking case will be set during Monday’s hearing. Twitter: amacavinta

Amy Macavinta is the crime reporter for The Herald Journal. She can be reached at