Alabama church vandalism leads to arrests of 2 juveniles

Published 7:16 am Thursday, January 27, 2022

Two juveniles are facing charges for allegedly vandalizing an Alabama church that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages.

Lawrence County Sheriff Max Sanders said two boys, ages 13 and 15, were identified as suspects using tips and video evidence in the break-in at New Antioch Church of Christ in Hillsboro sometime early Friday. Both juveniles have been transferred to the Juvenile Probation Office, reported.

It was unknown if either child has an attorney who could speak on their behalf. In addition, their names are being withheld because of their age.

The two face charges of third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and property theft.

According to authorities, the two suspects broke windows, televisions, copy machines and audio/video equipment, as well as overturning bookshelves, and damaging furniture among other things. Sanders said the two also admitted to stealing a wheelchair.