Christian ministry head found guilty of theft (June 2, 2013)
IN BRIEF: The leader of a local Christian ministry was sentenced today by Rockdale County Superior Court David Irwin to five years and 10 months probation for a felony charge of stealing gasoline in a 2011 incident.
Sarah Yvonne Morton, leader of TGS Christian Ministries, was released from jail after serving 39 days. She was also fined $2,500.
Morton had been found guilty in her June trial by jury for theft and damage in one incident recorded on security camera video but was acquitted of charges from a second 2011 incident.
Her co-defendant and alleged ringleader, Robert James Curtis Jones, 36, who entered a guilty plea earlier in the year, will be sentenced Wednesday.
Morton and her family established TGS Christian Ministries and TGS Kidz located on Old Covington Highway.