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Accused church burglars arraigned

Friday, April 6, 2012

By Karen Hall

Staff Writer

Two men who'd been sentenced for Giles County crimes were arraigned by Marshall County Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler on similar charges Wednesday.

Jeremy Shawn Field, 25, of Pulaski, and Daniel Ray Prince, 29, of Leoma, are both charged with burglary and theft. They allegedly burglarized two churches on South Ellington Parkway in early February 2011.

From LifeSong Family Church, they took keys, documents and more than $2,000 cash, as well as taking the battery from the church van. From St. John Catholic Church, they took a guitar and case, and a safe, valued at a total of more than $500 but less than $1,000.

Warrants written for Field and Prince by Lewisburg Police Detective Santiago McKlean state that both men confessed, and made written statements to Marshall County Sheriff's Detective Bob Johnson.

Both men wrote to Marshall County court officials asking to have their cases considered. Field wrote, "I will be in Giles County for some time and would like to go ahead and get things taken care of in your county."

According to the Tennessee Department of Corrections Web site, Field's Giles County sentence began in November 2011 and will end in July 2016, though he is eligible for a parole hearing later this year. Prince was sentenced the same day, but his sentence is a year longer, though he will also be eligible for a parole hearing this year.

Prince and Field were convicted in Giles County in connection with a long list of burglaries and thefts.

Also in Circuit Court for arraignment Wednesday was Timothy C. Casteel, 27, formerly of Shelbyville, who is serving a ...for the rest of the news pick up a copy of the Marshall County Tribune