A man police questioned in connection with the disappearance of a Spanish Fork woman won't be going anywhere soon, thanks to his guilty plea to a charge of attempted theft.
Michael I. Kufrin, 32, will be sentenced on the charge, a third-degree felony, April 7.Kufrin, who was arrested last December in Nevada on theft charges, had been sought in connection with the disappearance of his former live-in girlfriend, 28-year-old Peggy Ellsworth Case. When last seen July 9, Case was with Kufrin at a party.
Police questioned Kufrin about Case's disappearance but had no evidence with which to hold him. He left Spanish Fork on Oct. 5 and was arrested two months later in Caliente, Nev., on charges of possession of a car and firearms stolen from his former Payson employer.
Kufrin faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine on the guilty plea.
Kufrin told investigators he had spoken with Case via telephone since the July 9 party but said he does not know where she is.