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By Rosemary Pollock

Altercation in Polygamous Church Meeting Leaves Man Hospitalized

BLUFFDALE -- A Bluffdale member of the polygamous Apostolic United Brethren Church, Allen Grover, was attacked and stabbed during a 7 am Sunday meeting held at the church on Monday. The 34-year-old Grover is in fair condition after undergoing surgery at LDS Hospital. Grover was stabbed in the neck by an unnamed assailant who is being charged with attempted homicide.

Salt Lake County Sheriff's spokeswoman, Peggy Faulkner, indicated that the attacker used a pocketknife. "It was probably good because he did not do much serious damage," Faulkner said. Sheriff deputies were unable to subdue the man who was tackled by some of the 30 members who were attending the meeting.

"He would not talk to anyone yesterday," Faulkner said. "We will probably have to wait until he gets an attorney." Church members said they did not know the assailant, who entered the church and then moved forward to the front of the church and grabbed Grover from behind and attempted to slit his throat.

The Bluffdale polygamous church, headed by Owen Allred, has approximately 5,000 followers throughout Utah and is located at 16580 S. 1224 West.


Man stabbed during church
Deseret News 15Jan01 D5
By Josh Loftin and Laura Hancock: Deseret News staff writers

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