Feds terminate parole for Addam Swapp of infamous standoff

Posted at 11:13 AM, Sep 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-02 13:16:30-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The federal courts have quietly ended supervised release for Addam Swapp, convicted of his role in the 1988 bombing of an LDS Church and a standoff.

In a filing over the weekend, U.S. District Court Judge Bruce Jenkins ordered that Swapp no longer be supervised and his case terminated.

Read the filing here:

Addam Swapp ruling

Swapp had been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for the bombing, which sparked a standoff that lasted 13 days. Swapp blew up an LDS chapel in the Summit County town of Marion, on the anniversary of the death of polygamist John Singer, who was killed in a confrontation with police. Swapp believed at the time it would resurrect Singer.

Swapp, who had taken two of Singer’s daughters as his wives, was part of a standoff with law enforcement at the Singer-Swapp home. The standoff ended with the death of Utah Dept. of Corrections Officer Fred House.

Swapp was convicted of manslaughter in state court and and served nearly 10 years after his federal sentence was done. He was paroled on the state charges last year.

Releasing him from prison, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole noted that Swapp had accepted responsibility and offered remorse for his crimes.

Utah Dept. of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Adams said Swapp is to remain on state parole until 2016. He was last reported to be doing “excellent” on parole, she told FOX 13.