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Arrest made in Alton church break-ins

SoVaNow.com / December 14, 2017
An Alton man has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes in connection with two church break-ins in the Alton area in early September.

Davy Shelton, 32, of Alton was arrested Monday on two felony counts of grand larceny, two felony counts of vandalism, and two felony counts of burglary stemming from the break-ins.

On Sept. 5, Mt. Pisgah AME Church in the Alton community reported a break-in at their church. A window had been broken out of a side door to gain entry. On Sept. 9, Harmony United Methodist Church, also in the Alton community, reported a break-in with entry being gained through a basement door. Sound systems were taken from both churches.

“From the onset of the investigation, investigators stated that both church break-ins were very similar in nature,” said Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark in a statement. “It appeared that suspect(s) went from room to room breaking off locks, looking for electronics, cash, and anything of value.”

Shelton was taken into custody by Deputy T.H. Clarke. At the time of his arrest, Shelton was held under a $10,000 secured bond at Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax.

The investigation is continuing and further charges are pending. If anyone has any additional information on these break-ins, please contact Investigator Sam Edmonds at 434-476-3334.

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