- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to charges that include vandalizing six churches around Columbus, Georgia, could be released from jail.

James Lee Morris III entered the plea during a hearing Friday and told the judge he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (https://bit.ly/1nExZym ) reports he received credit for time served in jail plus 15 years of probation, so he could now be freed from custody to go live with relatives.

Members of six churches around Columbus arrived for Sunday services in April 2012 to discover that pieces of concrete had been thrown through windows and doors. Police say evidence showed that the man believed churches should be opened around the clock.

Morris was arrested months later after police found a man naked outside a gas station.


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