Former Parowan City Manager Jim Burns has been sentenced to four months in jail and 36 months' probation after pleading guilty to charges of attempted burglary and criminal trespassing.
Fifth District Judge G. Rand Beecham handed down the sentence Tuesday in Cedar City.Burns also was fined $1,000 and was forbidden from frequenting bars or from possessing alcohol or prescription drugs as terms of his probation. He will be given credit for 49 days he already has spent in the Iron County Jail.
Burns was accused of being inside a Parowan residence when the family came home and found him apparently looking in cupboards for prescription drugs.
"These events are completely out of character with the set of values I was brought up with," he told Beecham at the hearing. "I intend to make amends for what I've done and you won't see me again."
Beecham said he has high expectations for Burns.
"The state expects the time invested in you and your family will be worth the investment," he said.
Burns pleaded guilty earlier this month in a plea arrangement with Washington County Attorney Eric Ludlow. Ludlow handled the case because of a conflict of interest for Burns' brother, Iron County Attorney Scott Burns.