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April 11, 2014

Local minister surrenders

THOMASVILLE —  A Thomasville minister surrendered midafternoon Friday after the Thomasville regional office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued warrants Wednesday for his arrest.

The minister, Kevin Harrison Jr., a Hahira resident, was to surrender at the Thomas County Jail Wednesday morning.

“We feel like he’s on the run,” Steve Turner, special agent in charge the Thomasville GBI office, said Wednesday afternoon.

Harris is pastor at Life, Power and Praise Church, 2717 Short Broad St.

Harrison surrendered at the Jail-Justice Center about 3:30 p.m. Friday and was being questioned by GBI agents.

Following a joint investigation by the GBI and Thomasville Police Department, Harrison will be charged with child molestation, statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Turner said the incidents have taken place during the past two to three years and involved children in Harrison’s church.

 

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