Man arrested after church burglary

By Staff
Rebecca James, Franklin County Times
A Russellville man was arrested on burglary and theft charges Wednesday night during a routine traffic stop.
Trenton Austin Hovater, 19, of 3765 Highway 91 in Russellville, was taken into custody after Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies recovered $1400 worth of musical equipment from his vehicle, Franklin County Sheriff Larry Plott said.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said the musical equipment was taken from Tharptown Baptist Church on Highway 48, only a quarter mile away from the residence were Hovater was found.
Just prior to the break-in, a witness tipped off the sheriff's department.
Hovater is charged with burglary third and theft of property, both of which are class C felonies.

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