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October 8, 2009

Man who bore cross from Texas arrives in Wash.

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — A man who dragged a 12-foot cross from Longview, Texas, to his home in Washington state had some good news when he arrived.

Aberdeen police Capt. John Green says they decided not to arrest James Strickland Tuesday night when he came into town. Green told KXRO-AM he will trust Strickland to appear before a judge to clear up four misdemeanor warrants.

The 39-year-old Strickland says he has a troubled past that includes drug use, run-ins with the law and falling out with his family.

He says he was praying about his problems when he received a message to start walking in May on a journey of renewal. He took along the cross, which rolls on wheels.

Strickland says the trek took him through Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah and Idaho.

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