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Utah man sentenced to jail time for assault stemming from seat-saving argument at church

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Jun 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-26 16:57:31-04

PLAIN CITY, Utah — A man was ordered to pay a fine and serve 30 days in jail after he assaulted a man in an altercation that began with a seat saving dispute at a church.

Wayne George Dodge was arrested in Plain City after a fight at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Plain City last July; the argument began inside and ended up in a parking lot—where punches were thrown. Click here for details regarding the assault.

According to court documents, Dodge was convicted on a charge of assault and sentenced to a term of 1 year, though that term was suspended. The man is ordered to spend 30 days in the Weber County Jail and has until June 30 to report to the jail.

Dodge was also ordered to pay a fine of $550 and will be on probation for one year, the document states. He was also ordered to attend and pay for an anger management class and he is not to have contact with the victim.

Dodge has a restitution hearing scheduled for August 13 at 9 a.m. in the Second District Court in Ogden before Judge Brent West.

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