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The second of two men accused of BASE jumping from the top of the LDS Church Office Building last year resolved his case Monday with a plea in abeyance.
Hartman Rector, 28, entered a guilty plea in abeyance to disturbing the peace, an infraction. In exchange for Rector's plea, prosecutors dismissed a second count of criminal trespass.
Salt Lake City Justice Court Judge Jeanne Robison will dismiss the case in six months if Rector pays a $300 court fee and incurs no additional violations.
Co-defendant Marshall Miller, 32, resolved his case in a similar manner in January. Miller entered a guilty plea in abeyance to trespassing, and a count of disturbing the peace was dismissed.
On Nov. 12, surveillance cameras filmed two men with large backpacks riding the elevator to the office building's 26th-floor observation deck. Witnesses said they saw the men parachute to the ground, then drive off in a sport utility vehicle. BASE is an acronym for four categories of fixed objects from which jumps occur: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs).