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Stolen church property leads to big find

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Cherokee County deputies found thousands dollars worth of stolen items on Tuesday.

A deputy went to serve a warrant at a home on Sugar Pike Road in Woodstock when he noticed a trailer that matched the description of a stolen church trailer.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said the trailer was one of two stolen from the North Central Area Mission church in September. Also stolen in the trailers were tools, generators and bounce houses.

Officers said in the trailer were the bounce houses. They went inside the home and that's were they found the church's tools and thousands of dollars of other stolen property.

Officers found laptops. palm pilots and projectors. Some of the equipment had identification stickers on them saying they belonged to the Gilmer County School District and Douglas County School District.

As of Wednesday, investigators were still cataloguing all of the stolen items and trying to figure out the rightful owners.

The church's pastors were out-of-town for the holiday. On the phone, one of the pastors said he was glad the items were recovered. The church's insurance covered the loss.

Officers said the person who owns the house, Thomas Reeves, 38, will be charged for the stolen property.

Since October, Reeves has been in the Cherokee County jail without bond on other charges.

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