Suspects Accused of Trying to Sell Stolen Church Property at Garage Sale

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St Tammany deputies say they arrested three family members in connection with a string of church burglaries.

The first burglary happened on September 13 at the El Bethel Apostolic Ministry located at 57361 Allen Road in the Slidell area.  Three days later, the church reported a second burglary.  Music equipment, water coolers, generators, and electronics were taken.

Deputies say they arrested Clariese Jones, Paul Mikell, and the couple’s daughter, Olivia Jones after they acted on a tip and discovered the stolen items at the family’s garage sale.