Three men charged in rash of church burglaries and stealings in Lawrence County
Jerry D. Baker
James R. Hunter

Walter P. Molkenbur, Jr. 

These charges stem from a rash of as many as 15 church burglary and stealing cases currently being worked by Lawrence County Deputies.  It is believed that these suspects removed air conditioning units from rural churches in Lawrence County and scraped them for copper and other usable materials.

Evidence recovered at the scene as well as from search warrants that were served in Springfield has been collected and processed and was used in the filing of charges.  It is also believed that these suspects could be connected to similar cases in both Greene and Polk counties and possibly other areas.

More charges are expected as the cases continue to be investigated. 

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