Holmes and Richens Sentenced

Two men involved in a home robbery in Vernal have been sentenced to prison. Last August, a trio of men entered a trailer home hoping to rob a safe they believed contained drugs and cash. They fled, leaving the homeowner stabbed and in critical condition, but the three men were later arrested. In March, 23-year-old Kaden Holmes pleaded guilty to reduced charges of attempted aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy while 25-year-old Lynn Richens pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated burglary and attempted criminal conspiracy. In a second case, Richens pleaded guilty of possession of an explosive device that was found during the police investigation of the robbery. In January, the third man involved, Montana Stubbs, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Stubbs stabbed the owner of the trailer 14 times during the August burglary and had been originally charged with attempted murder. Stubbs was sentenced in April to 5 years to life in prison. Holmes and Richens were each sentenced on July 6th to 1 to 15 years in the Utah State Prison.


Steve Evans

Steve’s Broadcast Career began in 1985. He has experience working in markets such as Salt Lake City, Springfield Mo, Albuquerque N.M., Wichita Ks, and Saint George, Utah. Since 1994 Steve has raised a family and lived in Vernal and is proud to call North Eastern Utah home. A Regan Republican since 1980, Steve is a champion of conservative values both social and political. Holding firm to these values in business has been a philosophy that has served KVEL, and the communities it serves, well. He writes human interest stories about local community members  on "Round the Town."