Man in custody after breaking into church

PROVO, Utah– A man is in custody after he allegedly broke into a church building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Friday, court documents show.

Police responded to a call of suspicious activity at the church building at 1200 South 500 West in Provo. Church members had discovered that a window had been smashed and cards belonging to one Marinda Smith had been found at the scene.

Documents indicate the officer was looking for two individuals, Marinda Smith and Jordan Forbes, in connection with a criminal trespass they committed earlier in the day at 1095 South and 500 West.

The two were located once again at 1095 south and 500 west. In an interview, Smith said Forbes broke the church window to get into the building. Both admitted to entering the church and entering the other property earlier in the day.

Court documents state that “when told they were going to jail, Smith said she swallowed 400 pills an hour ago and Forbes said he swallowed balloons of methamphetamine and heroin. Paramedics came to assess them.

However, on his way to Spanish Fork Hospital, Forbes told police he had not swallowed any drugs and only said he had done so to avoid going to jail.

Forbes was incarcerated in Utah County Jail on alleged charges of criminal mischief, interfering with a peace officer and two counts of criminal trespassing.

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