Preliminary hearing scheduled for man accused of attempted murder and breaking into LDS Church

LOGAN — A judge will determine next week if there is substantial evidence to bind Jason Summers over for trial on aggravated burglary and seven other charges.

Court records show the 30-year-old Smithfield man appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 28.

Police arrested Summers July 7 after a man called 911, claiming he was shot at while confronting a man, attempting to break into a Smithfield LDS Church.

When officers arrived on the scene and began searching the area, Summers exited a nearby home and began arguing with them. He was taken into custody and booked into the Cache County Jail, where he is presently being held on $150,000 bail.

Police later searched the home and found a gun, believed to be the suspected firearm. Officers claim Summers broke a window at the church and was attempting to gain entry when the complainant caught him. He reportedly shot at the man before fleeing.

Summers has been charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, possession of a firearm and discharging of a firearm, both third-degree felonies. He was also charged with five misdemeanors, four counts of drug possession and one count of resisting arrest.

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