Thief comes to Jesus?

Published 3:34 pm Wednesday, April 25, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
A Georgia woman may never know the effect her actions had on a Century, Fla., man Saturday in LaGrange.
George Richard Hunter, 47, of Century, turned himself into a correctional officer at the Escambia County Detention Center on Saturday, said Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith.
Smith said Hunter told the officer that just prior to the planned robbery in Georgia, a woman approached him and gave him a religious pamphlet.
According to a press release from the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Department, Hunter admitted he had committed armed robbery at Greer's Family food Center in Jay, Fla., and the Shell station on U.S. 87 South in Milton within a 12-hour period.
The sheriff's department release also said that Hunter admitted to purchasing crack cocaine with money taken in the robberies.
After committing the Florida robberies, Hunter said he then went to LaGrange, Ga., where he intended to rob another store until a woman handed him a Christian pamphlet.
Hunter is charged with two counts of robbery and is being held in the Santa Rosa County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

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