Bellevue man confesses to more church burglaries

A Bellevue man accused of burglarizing two Milan churches has allegedly confessed to two more church burglaries Friday in Norwalk.
Emil Whitis
Dec 2, 2012

Gregory Leigh Sr., 43, was charged with two additional counts of breaking and entering.

He now faces a total of four felony charges.

Although Leigh didn't admit to a third Norwalk church burglary police still suspect he was involved.  

In the last two months 23 churches spread throughout Huron, Sandusky, Erie and Ottawa counties have been burglarized and thousands of dollars stolen from their coffers.

Police arrested Leigh Wednesday at the Relax Inn on West Main Street in Bellevue after Erie County deputies linked two gift card serial numbers stolen from a Milan church to those found in his pocket during a related arrest on Nov. 9.

Leigh was held at the Erie County jail on $200,000 bond late Friday.

 

Comments

Cowboy

Jr. will be sooooooo proud of daddy!

mikeylikesit

suppose he could use those cards to pay his bail?

fenderstrat52

Bond set alright! Can you say, sentenced to life in purgatory? Don't mess with God's House! DUHHHH.

queenjhb

relax Inn in Bellevue is cheap and many crack addicts from Erie and Huron Co. crash there, maybe he is a druggie, bad way to get drug money, restitution for the churches should be included in sentance, sad, sad ,sad.

queenjhb

relax Inn in Bellevue is cheap and many crack addicts from Erie and Huron Co. crash there, maybe he is a druggie, bad way to get drug money, restitution for the churches should be included in sentance, sad, sad ,sad.

starryeyes83

Isn't that the motel out across from Burger King? The druggies also like to crash in the shad.. hill apts. out by new junior high school ( middle ) It's getting bad over there.

wiredmama222

They should ask him about the church in Oak Harbor, too. They were robbed as well.

I wish I could see his face when he faces God, the ultimate Judge. "well, what have you to say for robbing all those churches, son?"... "the devil made me do it", he says. "then go tell him how you did, says God".