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Three Charged With Church Burglaries [DOCUMENTS]

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Two men were charged Monday in Missoula Justice Court with multiple felony counts of burglary for breaking into four churches and two homes.

Burglaries Charging Documents

20 year-old Drake Hotzel and 19 year-old Jon Worcester were accused of breaking into the Blessed Trinity Church, Lighthouse Baptist Church, Journey Christian Fellowship and First Church of the Nazarene. Blesses Trinity was burglarized three times, Lighthouse Baptist two times, and the other two churches once.

Also charged was a young woman who allegedly drove the two during the burglaries, 19 year-old Mackenzie Culp.

Justice of the peace Karen Orzech set bail for Hotzel and Worcester at $75,000 each, while Culp’s bail was set at $5,000.

According to court documents, the break-ins occurred during the week of November 20th. Deputy County Attorney Shawn Thomas said the three were also involved in burglarizing two homes.

Each county of burglary carries a possible penalty of 20 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

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