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Little league sound system stolen

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The PA system for the Jasper-Ridgeland Youth Baseball fields was stolen two weeks ago, but the team will once again be able to recite the national anthem and make announcements thanks to a local law firm.

The Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth, and Detrick Firm gave the league $500 for a new system right in time for their playoff game Tuesday.

While they're grateful for the donation, they're all still a little upset and want to know why someone would steal speakers from a youth baseball league.

Police said it happened between the evening hours of Tuesday, April 21 and the next Thursday.

"Somebody actually walked around the roof and cut our speakers off. They're screwed in bolted in wired in. they just simply basically went and cut the wires off and pulled the speakers off of the mounts," JRYB President Lewie Davis said.

Davis said they realized the speakers were gone when they came out for practice on Thursday. He said he was shocked and angry, but the 200 plus children who play on the league were hurt.

"Why would somebody do that," he said. "Every time we talk about the kids say, ‘why would somebody do that.' This is a parent run volunteer organization and if anybody would steal from that they would steal from anything."

The local pawn shop said they're alert. The shop said if someone does try to sell the speakers, they'd only sell for about $20 each.

The league uses the speakers for prayer, to say the national anthem before the games and to make announcements and calls.

Now thanks to Danny Henderson and his law firm, the league can continue to do that.

"When we heard about the senseless theft, my law firm just felt it was a good thing to do and so we decided to make a donation and get them back in business for the playoffs," Henderson said.

The team is now practicing for the big playoff game.

Police are still looking for the thief who took the speakers. They were able to get finger prints and foot prints from the roof, but they still got no leads. Anyone with information about this is asked to call Ridgeland Police Department.


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