Traffic stop leads to arrest, two people suspected of burglary

ST. GEORGE – A traffic stop Thursday resulted in the arrest of two people suspected of committing a number of burglaries on the west side of St. George.

Ginger Ruth Paget, 40, of Hurricane, and Jim Kyle Lefevre, 29, of LaVerkin, were pulled over by patrol officers after they recognized Paget, who had a warrant out for her arrest, St. George Sgt. Sam Despain said.

Paget and Lefevre are also suspects in a number of residential burglaries that took place on Stone Mountain Drive in St. George, Despain said, one of which was reported to police on May 3

Police searched the vehicle Paget and Lefevre were stopped in and found knives, Despain said. Both have prior felony convictions, which prohibits either from having weapons in their possession.

Paget and Lefevre were arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility Thursday. Both were charged with a class-A misdemeanor weapons offense, third-degree felony theft, and second-degree felony burglary of a dwelling.

According to Washington County Booking information, Paget’s bail stands at $17,158, which includes fines attached to the warrant.

On Friday, the LaVerkin Police Department added to the list of charges against Lefevre, including five class-C misdemeanors related to speeding, a suspend license, and the violations involving an off-highway vehicle, and providing a peace officer false personal information; a class-A misdemeanor for failing to stop when commanded to by an officer; and a third-degree felony for attempted to evade officers through use of a vehicle

Combined with charges listed by the St. George Police departed, Lefevre’s bail currently stand at $24,191 according to bookings information.

The LaVerkin Police Department was unavailable for comment concerning the new violations at the  time of publication.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.


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