A Thomasville man is accused of breaking into one church — and stealing more than $10,000 in property — and attempting to break into another church on Wednesday morning.
Everette L. Marsh, 27, of the 600 block of Edgewood Avenue, was arrested after authorities executed a search warrant on his residence and found some of the stolen property, according to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.
About 8 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Thomasville on a report of a break-in there.
A window of the church was broken and musical instruments, computers, printers, televisions, projectors and food were stolen from the church. The stolen property was valued at $10,915, the sheriff's office said in a news release. The break-in at the church at 6516 Old Greensboro Road occurred between 12 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to Hilltop Baptist Church, 160 Gate Drive in Thomasville, about broken window. This break-in attempt was not successful.
Deputies reviewed Hilltop Baptist Church's surveillance video and investigators recognized the suspect as Marsh.
Investigators with the sheriff’s office and Thomasville police searched Marsh's home and found several items stolen from Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, the release said.
Marsh was arrested and charged with one count each of attempted breaking and entering into a place of worship, breaking and entering into a place of worship and larceny after breaking and entering.
He appeared before a magistrate and received a $200,000 secure bond. While at the magistrate’s office, Marsh was held in contempt by the magistrate and ordered to serve a 30 day sentence.
He is scheduled to appear in Lexington District Court on Aug. 27, 2018.