Man Arrested and Charged with Church Break-in

By: Rahel Solomon Email
By: Rahel Solomon Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington man has been charged with breaking into a place that says it welcomes all.

According to court documents, David Thompson, 47, broke into the St. Paul Lutheran Church in the 700 block of 12th Avenue Huntington. The break-in was reported about 7:30 Saturday Morning.

Police say Thompson busted a glass door on east side of the church to get in.

Officers say once Thompson was inside, he then locked himself in a second floor room and began throwing items, including a computer, out a window that he busted out.

Police say they had to force the door open in order to arrest Thompson.

Neighbor Sherry Bundy says the noise was so loud she woke up and when she saw Thompson she called 911.

Bundy says even after officers arrived at the church, Thompson refused to leave the room.

“I kept hearing him say these odd things like they weren't real police officers and then he kept throwing these tin cans,” Bundy said.

Thompson is charged with felony breaking and entering. He was release on bond later Saturday.


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