We tend to avoid designating someone as a Schmuck of the Week when the circumstances are tragic — and the death of Craig's Dennis Otis in a crash for which his son, Logan Otis, has been charged with driving under the influence, most certainly is.
But the alleged behavior of the twenty-year-old Logan since his father died has been so crazily ill-advised that he pretty much forced our hand.
His bond in the DUI case has been revoked not once but twice for either skipping mandated alcohol tests or showing up at one with liquor on his breath — and prosecutors actually requested a third revocation but were denied.
And now he's been arrested on charges related to a home invasion and threats of murder against a man (dubbed a "dead bitch") and his family over a $200 television.
On May 2, 2015, according to the Craig Daily Press, Logan was driving a 2002 Ford Focus when it crashed and rolled on Moffat County Road 18.
Dennis, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of his injuries.
Afterward, Logan registered a .164 blood alcohol level — more than twice the legal limit.
As such, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, driving under restraint, careless driving and illegal possession of alcohol.
One condition of his release from the hoosgow was regular alcohol testing — but that proved to be a problem.
Prosecutors asked for his bond to be revoked in June after he missed three testing sessions, the Daily Press notes, and a judge did so.
A new $25,000 bond was subsequently put in place, and after paying it, he was released. But a few weeks later, authorities made the same request after Logan tested positive after blowing into a breathalyzer — no surprise given the alleged scent of booze when he exhaled.
Again, a judge pulled the bond, only to put it back in place — and Logan was released again.
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Then, in November, a series of urine tests showing what the Press describes as "low creatinine levels and abnormal specific gravity, a sign of sample dilution," led to a third let's-yank-this-guy's-bond-again trip before the judge, who this time didn't go along.
For that reason, Logan was out and about on December 18, when he got sideways with the law again.
This time, he and his brother Stephen, 23, are accused of going to the home of Michael Coleman, who their mom said had agreed to sell her a TV for $200 but failed to deliver the set after receiving the cash.
She was reportedly telling members of the Craig Police Department about the case when they were notified that the boys had busted into the home of Coleman's niece.
Apparently, the pair wanted the niece to pay the $200 — and Logan allegedly threatened to kill her, as well as her brother and sister, who were also home, if she didn't pony up.
For his part, Stephen is quoted as calling Coleman a "dead bitch" and threatening to come back that night.
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The niece eventually gave the pair all the money she had — $150 — but it didn't do them much good. Stephen was arrested that same day, while Logan was cuffed this past week on suspicion of second-degree burglary, robbery, menacing, theft and violation of his bond...again.
That didn't stop a judge from issuing another bond for Logan, this time for $20,000. He paid that as well and was cut loose yet again.
There's no telling what he might do next. But odds are good it'll be schmucky.
Look below to see his latest booking photo.