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SALT LAKE CITY — A West Valley man was sentenced to prison Monday for the death of a man who was run over while attempting to recover a stolen trailer.
Jesse Floyd Searle, 35, was ordered Monday to serve concurrent prison terms of one to 15 years for manslaughter and obstructing justice, second-degree felonies. He pleaded guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors in October.
Searle was originally charged with murder, robbery and burglary, all first-degree felonies, as well as obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. Two others — Jeanette Teddie Miner, 28, and Jay Richard Urry, 42 — faced identical charges in the case.
According to police, Urry and Searle borrowed Miner's truck in December 2015 and stole a trailer and several other items from the home of Eric Carter, 49.
They returned later with Miner to steal more items, charges state.
Carter arrived at his house before the trio left and attempted to get back the trailer, which he had borrowed from a friend.
According to police, Miner was driving her pickup pulling the trailer and was attempting to escape when Carter climbed into the truck bed. That's when charging documents say Searle pushed Carter out of the truck. Miner accelerated, running over Carter.
Before he died, Carter called 911 and gave emergency dispatchers the license plate number of the truck, which was registered to Miner, police said.
Miner later admitted that, after running over Carter, she and at least one of the men abandoned the trailer. She then abandoned the truck in a different spot, calling police to report it as stolen.
Miner pleaded guilty last May to manslaughter and obstructing justice, second-degree felonies She was sentenced to prison in July.
A jury trial for Urry is scheduled for June.