Cole County church burglarized
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:13:28 GMT —
Update: Tuesday, March 15 at 6:15 p.m.:
According to court documents, Jared Hayes admitted to a deputy that he was responsible for vandalizing a church.
In the probable cause statement, Cole County Deputy Murdick said during my interview with Hayes, he admitted that he had damaged all of the doors at the Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Murdick said the suspect admitted to breaking into the Cole County church and causing all the property damage.
Hayes TM motive for the crime was that he was upset about the way his friends were treating him recently, and he took his anger out on the church property.
Between February 17 and March 14, deputies said they responded to about 6 calls at the church on Old Lohman Road.
Two of those incidents happened Monday at about 5:50 p.m. and 11:23 p.m.
Deputies say the suspect sprayed several items inside the church with blue and orange spray paint. Sinks also were plugged with toilet paper causing water damage.
Throughout the 6 incidents at Cornerstone Baptist Church, officials estimate the damage to be about $1,500.
Update on March 15 at 3:35 p.m.: The Cole County Sheriff's Office released the name of the 17-year-old suspect in a church burglary Monday night.Authorities arrested Jared Hayes, 17, on suspicion of two counts of 2nd degree burglary and one count of first degree property damage. Hayes was formally charged Tuesday afternoon. His bond was set at $50,000.Original Story:A Cole County church was damaged late Monday night by a burglar.According to the Cole County Sheriff TMs Department, someone broke into the Cornerstone Baptist Church on Old Lohman Road sometime between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Monday. Damage was estimated to be several thousands of dollars.According to Cole County Sheriff Greg White, the burglar spray painted various areas of the church, and stopped drains which caused flooding.White said authorities arrested a 17-year-old white male on suspicion of committing the burglary. The Cole Count Sheriff TMs Office is not releasing the suspects information until a formal charge is made.