Samson Man Charged in Church Burglaries

A Samson man faces multiple felony charges in connection with a string of church break-ins in his hometown.

Twenty-one-year-old Jason Stanley of Samson is charged with burglary and theft of property.

Last Thursday night, Stanley allegedly broke into three area churches and stole musical instruments and electronic equipment.

Samson Police Chief Gary Weeks says his investigators were quickly able to track down leads and make an arrest.

Chief Weeks says he soon hopes to make a second arrest in the church break-ins.

He is not sure of a motive at this time.


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  • by BRENDA Location: SAMSON on Sep 4, 2008 at 10:35 AM
    SOMETIMES, IN OUR LIFE WE MAKE BAD DECISIONS AND OF COURSE WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT. AS PART OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE, WE ARE PRAYING FOR THESE GUYS AND HOPE THAT ONE DAY SOON THEY WILL RECEIVE THE LORD. I KNOW THAT NO ONE IS PERFECT BUT WHEN WE MAKE BAD DECISIONS, WE HAVE A FATHER IN HEAVEN THAT WILL FORGIVE US IF WE ASK. I HOPE THEY ASK & EXCEPT THE FORGIVENESS OF GOD.
  • by Earl Dobson Location: Dothan on Sep 3, 2008 at 05:40 PM
    The reason i'm commenting on this ariticle is because i hope those that are concern about this matter will read it..Knowing myself in the past how things have been done in a situation that happen to us, i want to encourage you. Just remember the truth always comes out..I hope this matter will be solved shortly. I do agree with one of the comments that sometimes the police and dept do jump to conclusions before anyone has a chance to prove themself innocent, but do not forget that is what a good lawyer does. The problem is the media can ruin someone reputation that is what bothers me..These young people do not realize the problem when they get involved in the drug scene. And sometimes we find out those that are in high places.I do wish that the investigators would work harder to find out the ones who are selling drugs to our younger people. We have to stop it now..I hope that people will read this and send that response..
  • by JoAnne Location: Enterprise on Sep 3, 2008 at 11:28 AM
    I do not understand why the second suspect is not caught..I think it's sad to annouce on tv a report that has not been proven yet..This is hard to believe..
  • by Yvonne Location: Al on Sep 2, 2008 at 09:40 PM
    I have read this story and some of the so called facts are not even true.Looks like the police officers need to get the truth of things before they jump the gun.So many cops trying to be heros.They didn`t even mention the 19 yr old Jamey Gibson is the other suspect and also has a record as hear say a mile long.And also Weeks says Stanley allegdly on thurs. night broke into the churches but yet was in the county jail after being acused and arrested early thursday evening of this same crime..Hear say is that police officer Nick Baxley already said they got a confession from Gibson.So why would Weeks be waiting for a second arrest when he already has the suspect and hear say confession.Sounds suspicious that for Glory the law inforcement jumped the gun before a complete investigation of the facts was completed.It has always been strange how the system works in these areas.They don`t seem to mind destroying people`s life before even knowing the truth .And yet Donot arrest certain one.
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