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Wanted Layton man dies in New Mexico plane crash

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LAYTON — A Layton man wanted for missing a court date has been found dead in a small plane crash in New Mexico.

Jason Robert Glenn, 37, was found Wednesday around 10:30 a.m. in the wrecked Cessna Comanche aircraft near the municipal airport in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Fish and game officers spotted the crash as they conducted aerial surveillance looking for wildlife, according to the state's department of public safety.

Glenn and the plane's owner — David Reasor, 48, from La Luz, New Mexico — were pronounced dead at the scene.

New Mexico State Police Sgt. Elizabeth Armijo said it appears the plane went down about a mile west of the airport, and investigators believe the crash occurred sometime last week. The plane was seen parked at the airport last Thursday.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the plane crash.

The plane was not reported overdue and the two men had not been reported missing, which is unusual in this case, Armijo said. Foul play is not suspected.

Crafts flying out of rural airports in small communities, like Truth or Consequences, are not required to file a flight plan, Armijo noted.

A search of Utah court records indicates that Glenn pleaded guilty in March to aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, but failed to appear in court for a sentencing hearing in April and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Glenn was accused of throwing a knife at his girlfriend during an argument, striking her in the shoulder.

Court documents also show Glenn had been arrested in New Mexico.

Glenn was charged in March with drug possession and domestic-violence related assault, both class B misdemeanors, in a separate incident. Court records indicate a warrant was issued in that case on June 1 when he failed to appear at a hearing.

Glenn has also been convicted in Utah of misdemeanor charges, including disorderly conduct, possession of less than 16 ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief and threatening to use a weapon during a fight.

Contributing: Marc Giauque, Megan Marsden Christensen

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