Premier Vehicle Installation in South Salt Lake builds and modifies cars for law enforcement agencies all across the country. They never expected one of their boys in blue to turn criminal.
On January 5th Captain Guy Adams with the Carbon County Sheriff's Department keyed three vehicles in the shop's back lot.
The shop’s owner Clint Trickett couldn’t believe it. "Anytime a law enforcement officer is involved it's disturbing,” said Trickett. "We didn't even know it happened until the next day. We were working on the car when we saw the damage and we tried to figure out what happened, we turned to the video.”
ABC 4 News got the exclusive surveillance video and in it you can see Adams walking around several vehicles, the only ones Trickett says were damaged. For the District Attorney's office it was a slam dunk.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said, "You can actually see the deputy moving from one vehicle to another and you see clearly a scratching motion going on."
As for a motive, everyone is still scratching their heads. Gill said, "If I could reasonably predict why people do certain things, you know, I would probably be investing on Wall Street."
Adams pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count of criminal mischief, but if he does not violate additional laws for one year the case will be dismissed. Adams has since retired from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department.