WASHINGTON — Another of Utah’s capitol insurrection suspects is close to pleading guilty.
Former Salt Lake City Police Detective Michael Lee Hardin appeared in a virtual hearing Monday morning. Hardin’s attorney says he and the government are hashing out a plea deal.
The judge scheduled a change of plea hearing for January 21.
Hardin is charged with four counts accusing him of entering a restricted building on January 6, 2021. He would be the second Utahn to plead guilty to insurrection crimes.
Jacob k. Wiedrich, of Sandy, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and is awaiting sentencing. In all, seven Utahns are charged with crimes in the riot.