Police in Texas are looking for a man caught on video vandalizing a church building. Officers in the US say the individual may be responsible for five additional criminal acts at buildings belonging to other congregations.
Security cameras caught video of a man inside the Missionary Baptist Church of Hughes Springs, Texas, where offices were ransacked and money set aside for a congregation member’s funeral was stolen. Nearby Turkey Creek Baptist church and New Colony Baptist Church had damage to their buildings that appeared to have happened in a similar manner. Two other churches have been targeted since January.
Police have not said why the vandals targeted specifically church buildings.
Two men are charged with a string of burglaries that happened at church buildings in Dartmouth, N.S. late last year. Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division say both men are 28. One is a resident of Dartmouth and the other is of Timberlea.
The break-ins happened between September 17 and 20. Congregations whose buildings were damaged as the pair stole their property include South End Baptist Church, Lutheran Church of our Savior, Church of the Holy Spirit, Grace Baptist Church, and St. James United Church.
Police have not said why the men targeted churches.
The Isaacs had quite an interesting flight on Friday as they traveled to San Antonio, Texas for a concert at Cornerstone Church. A disorderly passenger assaulted a flight attendant before getting into a scuffle with a passenger. That’s a dangerous situation aboard an aircraft. The flight had to make an unscheduled landing in Arkansas so that police on the ground could take custody of the passenger.
No other passengers were injured in the incident.
Here’s a video of their first-hand account:
The concert went on as planned in spite of the crazy trip to Texas.
A church building in Dallas, Texas is a total loss following a fire Thursday.
A fire department spokesperson said fire was reported at the New Light Church in Dallas’ Pleasant Grove community around 1:30 a.m. The building was fully involved with flames when the first crew arrived.
The Pastor of the church did a Facebook Live to show the destruction.
“This is not the New Life Church. This is where the New Life Church congregates…. It is not the body, the members of the church, that’s the body of the New Life Church. Tonight the Body is still intact,” said Pastor Marian Rabb standing in front of the rubble left by the fire.
An arson investigator said they received a report of a man walking away from the back of the church building around the time the fire started. It is not yet known if the fire is a case of arson.
Authorities in the US say a fire at an historic chapel in Georgia was intentionally set.
A spokesperson for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said emergency crews were called to the Smith Chapel Church in Bowdon, Georgia around 12 p.m. Monday. The church building was fully engulfed in flame when the first emergency worker arrived.
“We believe at this point the fire was intentionally set and we are asking anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed anything unusual between 10 am and 2 pm to contact Investigator Brandon Wiggins,” said the spokesperson.
The sheriff’s office as of Tuesday afternoon has not determined a motive for the crime.