Stay Out of My Pew! Man Arrested for Beating a Fellow Churchgoer at a Mormon Church

pewsEditor’s Note: The outcome of this dispute may not be what Jesus would have preferred. I vaguely remember something about turning the other cheek.

Ogden • A Plain City man accused of beating a fellow churchgoer last year at a Mormon baby blessing and mission farewell was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail.

Wayne Dodge, 52, pleaded guilty last month in Ogden’s 2nd District Court to one count of class B misdemeanor assault. One charge of felony aggravated assault was dismissed, according to court records.

Judge W. Brent West ordered Dodge to complete an anger management class as part of a 12-month probation. The judge also ordered Dodge to pay a $550 fine and have no contact with the victim.

Dodge, who faced a maximum punishment of six months behind bars, must report to the Weber County Jail by Monday.

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