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Fenton Man Found Sleeping in Highland Church Sentenced

Police believe he intended to take items from the church, but fell asleep.

A 23-year-old Fenton man arrested in Highland after deputies say he broke into Cornerstone Church in Highland has been sentenced in the case, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

The man was sentenced to 365 days in Oakland County Jail. He pled guilty on Jan. 9, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

According to the initial report, deputies were called to the church on the 4900 block of Hickory Ridge Road on the morning of Dec. 3.

"When we first responded we checked the church and didn't find anyone," Det. Jim Bowie said. "We got called back 40 minutes later and found the man sleeping in the church."

The report states that the man had some of the church's electronic equipment with him, including a camera.

"We think he might have intended to take the items from the church, but fell asleep," Bowie said.

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