Logan man pleads guilty to breaking into and setting fire to Mormon church

Antonio Rosa, 18, arrested June 15, 2015, after allegedly breaking into a Mormon church is College Ward and trying to set it on fire. 

LOGAN — A 18-year-old Logan man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a Mormon church back in June and starting a fire in the kitchen.

Antonio J. Rosa accepted a plea deal in 1st District Court Monday afternoon.

Sheriff’s deputies report Rosa was found inside an LDS chapel near 2394 West 2200 South. He had used a rock to break a window of the church and gain entry. Once inside, he started a fire in the kitchen and serving area and then called 911.

Fire crews were called to the church and were able to limit the damage.

Logan City Police officers had been looking for Rosa earlier after he ran away from his proctor home.

Rosa reportedly told deputies that he hated churches because of their influence on his proctor parents. He was arrested and has been in the Cache County Jail on $25,000 bail.

Judge Kevin Allen ordered him to appear again in court November 23 for sentencing on one charge of arson, a second-degree felony.

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