Sentencing for a Layton youth who confessed to firing several shotgun blasts at a Utah Highway Patrol trooper in August was delayed two weeks Tuesday so his defense attorney can rebut a prison recommendation made in an Adult Probation and Parole presentence report.
Michael K. Polete, 18, 610 E. 20th North, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in 2nd District Court on two second-degree felony charges resulting from the Aug. 8 assault on the trooper.
But attorney Steve Vanderlinden asked for a two-week continuance to counter the report's recommendation that Polete's two one-to-15-year prison terms run consecutively rather than concurrently.
Polete agreed to the delay, granted by Judge Rodney S. Page, who set a new sentencing date of Jan. 3.
Polete and a co-defendant, Jared Valentine, 18, 631 E. 20th North, Layton, were charged with attempted homicide in the incident, in which three or four shotgun blasts were fired from their car as they fled from trooper John T. Mitchell.