Church Burglaries Arrest

Laurel native Edward Morris has admitted to burglarizing 30 churches in Mississippi. The burglaries took place in Smith, Lincoln, Franklin and Lawrence Counties.

So far a number of televisions stolen from two Smith County churches have been recovered.

Investigators say Morris also stole a number of church sound systems.

Morris, who is 52, admitted to the burglaries after being arrested in Louisiana and charged with an attempted murder and robbery there.