Alleged Maury County church burglar apologizes - WKRN News 2

Alleged Maury County church burglar apologizes

Posted: Updated: Apr 25, 2014 08:10 AM
Steven Ralston was arrested April 1 for burglarizing several churches along the Williamson-Maury county line. Steven Ralston was arrested April 1 for burglarizing several churches along the Williamson-Maury county line.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. -

A man who first denied his involvement in multiple church burglaries now says he is sorry for his transgressions.

On April 1, Maury County detectives arrested two young men and charged them with the burglaries, which occurred at churches along the Williamson-Maury county line.

After three weeks in jail, Steven Ralston had a change of heart.

When News 2 first spoke to Ralston earlier this month, he denied he was involved in the burglaries and said detectives couldn’t prove anything.

Now, still behind bars on multiple counts of burglary and theft, he admits he and his alleged accomplice, 18-year-old Austin Pratt, made a mistake.

“I just feel bad for what I did,” Ralston said, adding, “I apologize. I didn’t mean to do it.”

When being asked if he would turn his life around, Ralston said he plans to do as soon as he gets out of jail.

Captain Jimmy Tennyson with the Maury County Sheriff’s Department said Ralston knew he was in trouble, and now he has to pay the consequences.

Ralston remains in jail on $83,000 bond.

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