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8/19/06-Smith County

Troup Man Confesses To Church Burglaries

A Troup man confesses to seven church burglaries throughout East Texas.   Anthony Russell Hamilton, 29, was being held in the Smith County Jail on unrelated charges. That's when the Smith County Sheriff's Department says it received information from a source that Hamilton was involved in the church burglaries. When questioned, deputies say Hamilton confessed.  

One of those alleged burglaries took place at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Troup. The church says it lost several electronic items such as a mixing board, two amplifiers, a CD player and two TV sets.   Hamilton remains in jail on six counts of burglary of a building. He was previously in jail on auto burglary charges.    

Molly Reuter, Reporting.


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