Judge sets trial date for Smithfield man accused of burglary and shooting outside LDS Church

LOGAN — A trial date has been set for Jason K. Summers, the 30-year-old Smithfield man, accused of breaking into a LDS Church and shooting at a neighbor who confronted him.

During Monday’s pretrial conference, 1st District Court Judge Thomas Willmore set a two-day jury trial for October 9 and 10. The trial is being expedited because Summers remains incarcerated at the Cache County Jail on $40,000 bail.

Defense attorney Ryan Holdaway told the court, Summers is unable to raise money for bail or find a place to live if he was able to be released.

Police arrested Summers July 7 after a man called 911, claiming he was shot at while confronting the defendant, attempting to break into a Smithfield LDS Church. He was taken into custody and arrested. Police later found a shotgun, believed to be the suspected firearm.

Summers has pleaded not guilty to aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, both third-degree felonies and four misdemeanor drug charges. He could face up to life in prison.

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