Chesapeake teens arrested in Georgia church vandalisms

| September 5, 2009

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA.

Two Chesapeake teens are jailed in Effingham County, Ga., after several churches were vandalized there late last week.

Police arrested 18-year-old Kyle Cundriff and a 17-year-old, both from Chesapeake, Thursday, according to a news release from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Early that morning, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Countryside Baptist Church on Highway 30, according to the release. When they arrived, they found a vehicle that was reported stolen in Virginia and saw two males run from the building.

They pursued them, Tasering one and tracking down the other with police dogs, according to the release. The 17-year-old suffered minor injuries fighting with one of the dogs and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Officials later connected the two teens to burglaries and vandalisms at two other local churches, according to the news release. The churches were ransacked, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Officials said they also connected the teens to an overnight burglary at a BP convenience store in Rincon, Ga.

Investigators charged both teens with three counts of burglary, three counts of vandalism to a place of worship, three counts of criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the release. Additional charges are pending, including from Rincon police.

Chesapeake police did not have any information on the teens this afternoon.

 

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