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Jasper County S.O. investigates church burglaries
JASPER COUNTY - by Mike Lout/Rayburn Broadcasting and KJAS
Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office are investigating burglaries that occurred at two south county churches.
Sheriff Mitchel Newman said that it was believed that the burglaries occurred either late Monday evening or early Tuesday morning at the Parkwood Baptist Church on Highway 62 south of Buna and at the New Cherry Grove Baptist Church on Highway 62, at Gist.
Newman said that in both cases, someone broke out windows, went into the churches and took numerous items.
He also said that the burglars also stole a safe from the church in Gist. So far, there are no leads in the case.