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Reward offered for information on church burglaries

By Staff
Melissa Cason
Franklin County Sheriff Larry Plott announced that a reward has been offer for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for multiple church break-ins.
"We are not going to say how much the reward is at this point, but we are asking that anyone who has information on these break-ins to contact our office," Plott said.
The break-ins occurred over the weekend at Burnout Church, Burnout Fire Department, Sparks Chapel, Lawler's Chapel, Belgreen Church of Christ and Gravel Hill Church.
Plott said the door was kicked in at one church and the rest of the doors were pried open. Investigators believe entry was made in all the locations except one.
Plott said nothing has been reported missing at this point so the motives of the break-ins are unknown.
"There were several break-ins in Lauderdale County last week, and they were burglarized," Plott said. "These break-ins do not seem to be linked to those break-ins at this point."
Plott asked that anyone with information on these crimes to come forward by contacting the sheriff's department at 332-8825 or any law enforcement agency.
Plott said he would like to encourage all churches to provide good lighting and install a security system if they can afford it.