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Smithfield Man Sentenced To Probation For Temple Burglary; Church Says Monetary Restitution Not Need

A Smithfield man was sentenced to probation on Tuesday for breaking into the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last Christmas Eve.

Peter Abraham Ambrose, 34, was sentenced in 1st District Court to 36 months' probation with no additional jail time; he received a credit for 175 days served. In addition to the various terms of Ambrose's probation, Judge Edwin T. Peterson ordered Ambrose not to access Latter-day Saint church property without written permission from a bishop, stake president or another church authority. Read the rest of the story here on

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