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Guard arrested for vandalizing Memphis yeshiva Torah scroll

A Memphis yeshiva’s Shabbat retreat was disrupted when a hotel security guard was arrested for vandalizing a Torah scroll and other property belonging to the school.
Justin Shawn Baker, 24, an Iraqi War veteran living in Jackson, Tenn., was arrested and charged with vandalism between $60 and $250,000 - a Class B felony. His bail was set Monday at $100,000. Baker is an armed guard working for the Maxxguard security firm.On Saturday morning, local police and later federal law enforcement were called to the DoubleTree Motel in Jackson to investigate a damaged Torah scroll, siddurs and music equipment belonging to the Margolin Hebrew Academy's Cooper Yeshiva High School.
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