Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Artifact traffickers sentenced to probation
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Two San Juan County men will face a year of probation for their roles in the Four Corners artifacts-trafficking case that netted about two dozen indictments in 2009.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba sentenced Rulon Kody Sommerville and Kevin Shumway on Friday in a Moab courtroom, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City. Both had pleaded guilty to misdemeanors after being indicted on more serious charges of trading in illegally obtained American-Indian artifacts.

Although many involved in the case were convicted of felonies, none has done prison time for trafficking artifacts.

Also on Friday, defendant David A. Lacy entered a plea deal. He is scheduled for sentencing in November.

Brandon Loomis

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.