The Utah Supreme Court has rejected prosecutors’ argument that the state’s single criminal episode statute applied to the multiple prosecutions of an alleged car thief because there were different victims for each of the offenses.

On Feb. 10, a majority of Utah Supreme Court upheld the Utah Court of Appeals’ dismissal of a subsequent charge of aggravated robbery out of Weber County in favor of the defendant  Landon Sisneros after he had already been convicted of theft by receiving in Utah County, according to the court’s opinion.