Church Vandals Captured

Broken cross

( – After allegedly vandalizing and destroying a Christian church, authorities arrested two minors in Kentucky early this month. According to WDRB, the youths caused damages to St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, amounting to “well over” $10,000.

The report stated:

“Sheriff Phillip Wimpee said his deputies responded to St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church [on April 9] about a vandalism complaint. When officers arrived, they saw extensive damage inside and outside the church and the Parish Hall on Rhodelia Road in Payneville, Kentucky.”

Security footage from the church allegedly depicts the duo hurling fire extinguishers around and “destroying numerous religious artifacts.”

Wimpee also accused them of ruining the carpet by soaking it in holy oil and flipping the altar cross. However, Wimpee did not disclose any security footage or images.

“Investigators also found damage to headstones at the cemetery across from the church that had apparently been done the previous day,” the report added.

Furthermore, the suspects are up against charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief.

Both minors are currently detained at a Bowling Green juvenile center, with the Meady County Attorney and Commonwealth Attorney’s Office handling the investigation for prosecution.

Spokeswoman for the Louisville Archdiocese, Cecilia Price informed the outlet that the church remains closed for repairs.

The church posted on social media that parishioners can attend mass on Sunday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, 110 Hwy 376, Payneville, Kentucky.

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