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Man Gets 8 More Charges In Church Vandalism Case

A DeKalb man faces additional charges after posting notes on church doors within the county.

Last week, Laddie Bill Jerrells, 57, of Smithville, was charged with 24 counts ranging from vandalism to desecration of honored places.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said after the story was circulated in the media, another church came forward to say notes had been posted on the church door on two occasions.

Jerrells was arrested on two additional counts in each case of vandalism, disorderly conduct, harassment, and desecration of honored places, bringing the total number of charges he faces to 32.

His next court appearance is set for Thursday.

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