Police arrest church burglar in Cleburne County

QUITMAN, AR (KAIT)- A Cleburne County man is in jail after police say he broke into the Southside Baptist Church in Heber Springs on Friday afternoon.

Cleburne County Sheriff's authorities say they discovered the man inside the church around 1:30 p.m. April 19. That's when police say he took off in a yellow Dodge pickup truck.

Craig Lee Balderee, 29, was later arrested near Quitman by 2 p.m. at 249 Jefferson Circle.

Balderee has been charged with a count of Commercial Burglary. He's in the Cleburne County Detention Center with a $5,000 dollar bond.

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