Man in I-15 standoff sentenced for abandonment
Updated: 6/20/2012 10:31 am | Published: 6/20/2012 10:06 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A homeless California man involved in a long standoff on Interstate 15 is getting probation for abandoning his teenage son at the Provo airport in a separate incident earlier this year.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports 38-year-old Jason Kenneth Alley pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor attempted child abandonment. A judge sentenced him to 36 months of probation.
Authorities say Alley left his 15-year-old old son at the Provo Municipal Airport in January and told him he never wanted to see him again. Police say the father and son had driven to Utah in search of a homeless shelter, but Alley abandoned the boy when that failed.
Alley is currently serving 180 days in jail for a Washington County standoff in February that shut down I-15 for nine hours.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com
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