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Utah's mystery inmate, Philip Todd Beavers, who refused to identify himself for weeks, was released from jail Monday.

Beavers, 61, was originally booked into the Utah County jail on July 1 as "John Doe," after being arrested for trespassing in a Provo Police department parking garage.

On July 21, police put out a call to help identify the man. Beavers was later identified by his brother as a missing person from Farmington, New Mexico.

Utah County police officers found him checking out cars in an underground parking garage beneath the station. When officers asked him to leave, he refused. He also refused to give any information about his identity.

He was charged in Provo's justice court with class B misdemeanor counts of trespassing, interfering with an investigation and refusing to provide information to a police officer.

On Monday, Beavers pleaded guilty to trespassing. Judge Vernon Romney gave him credit for the 30 days he already had served behind bars and released him.

Authorities say Beavers was once employed as a pharmacist in New Mexico, but lost his job, according to the Associated Press.

Gina Barker

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