published Monday, October 10th, 2011

Tennessee pastor charged in church member's burglary

SMYRNA, Tenn. — Police in Smyrna are asking members of 1st Free Methodist Church to come forward with information on possible burglaries after their pastor was charged with burglarizing the home of a church member.

Smyrna police said 55-year-old Rickey Alan Reed was caught on video attempting to break into the home of one of his church members in July. The victim had noticed that medications were missing from the home and set up a video camera outside to catch the suspect.

Police said in a news release Monday that Reed turned himself in last month and was charged with aggravated burglary, but investigators believe Reed may have burglarized the homes of other church members who are hesitant to report the crimes to police.

Reed has been released on bond.

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dude_abides said...

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

October 10, 2011 at 2:26 p.m.
NoMyth said...

Based on the amount of pastor-related crimes that are posted on this website alone, pastors appear to be committing crimes at a rate well-above the public norm.

October 10, 2011 at 3:14 p.m.
esaletnik said...

Hesitant to report crimes to police? Why. Do they suspect that if the Pastor is comfortable with breaking the 7th commandment that he wouldn't think twice about breaking the 5th?

October 10, 2011 at 3:34 p.m.
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