BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The son of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has pleaded guilty to burglary and breaking into cars in Colorado under a deferred judgment agreement.
Jedediah Fox-Udall entered his plea on Thursday and was sentenced to four years of supervision. If he stays out of trouble and meets the terms of his supervision, including paying restitution, the case will be dismissed and he will not be convicted.
He was arrested in January after he was accused of breaking into a home and cars in Eldorado Springs in Boulder County. At the time, investigators say he admitted using heroin in the previous two days. He later enrolled in an addiction treatment program.
Fox-Udall pleaded guilty to two felonies — burglary and auto trespass. In a statement issued by his lawyer, Alexander Garlin, Fox-Udall said he was “deeply sorry” for the toll his actions have taken.
“I am continuing to work on learning from my mistakes and will put in the work going forward that is necessary and required of me. I am committed to putting my life back into healthy balance,” he said.
The case wasn’t handled by the local district attorney, Stan Garnett, because of his ties to the Democratic senator, who is running for re-election in a tight campaign with U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner.
Prosecutors say deferred judgments are common for people who commit non-violent crimes.
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