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4 suspects arrested for church burglary

Matthew LeRoy (left) and Justin Slinker (right) Matthew LeRoy (left) and Justin Slinker (right)
Christopher Allen Parker (left) and Tarence Fisher (right) Christopher Allen Parker (left) and Tarence Fisher (right)
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    Thieves steal safe from church

    Authorities are looking for the people who broke into a church and made off with a 250-pound safe, along with the money inside it. The Walker Police Department said the burglary happened at the WalkerMore >>
    Authorities are looking for the people who broke into a church and made off with a 250-pound safe, along with the money inside it.More >>
WALKER, LA (WAFB) -

Four Walker men have been arrested for stealing a 250-pound safe from a church last month.

Matthew LeRoy, 19, Justin Slinker, 18, Christopher Allen Parker, 19, and Tarence Fisher, 20, were arrested last week.

Police say the four men entered Walker Baptist Church on Florida Blvd. via an unlocked window and broke into offices with the safe and cash box.  The safe was later found with its door forced open.  Some documents and items that were inside the safe were recovered.  An undisclosed amount of cash is still missing.

The investigation into the church burglary is ongoing and more arrests and charges are possible.

LeRoy, Slinker and Parker were also charged in a burglary that happened on May 14th at a home on Pendarvis Lane.

"It is not uncommon to make an arrest in a burglary, and find that the offenders have been involved in other burglaries as well," Dufour said. "In this case, once we were able to get the suspects talking, they admitted that three of them had been involved in a residential burglary a week earlier."

Slinker was released on a $40,000 bond.  Parker is still in Livingston Parish jail on a $50,000 bond.  Fisher's bond was set at $25,000.  He is still in jail.  LeRoy, who is facing additional charges in an unrelated case, had his bond set at $267,500.  He is still in parish jail.

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