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A man was arrested for vandalising a Catholic church in Louisiana


A man, who last Wednesday vandalised the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Tioga, Louisiana, has been arrested and has confessed to the crime.


Father Rickey Gremillion, the church’s pastor, told CNA that the vandalism took place on the 9th of September in the early hours of the morning. The assailant broke at least six windows, smashed several metal doors, and broke numerous statues around the parish grounds.

It was easy to identify and arrest the culprit, as the church is equipped with security cameras. Chandler D. Johnson, 23, shirtless and wearing blue jeans, can be seen on video breaking numerous small flowerpots around the church and knocking over some larger concrete ones.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department announced on the 11th of September  that they had arrested Johnson, and charged him with one count of criminal trespassing and one count of institutional vandalism.

Source, photo: CNA


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