Monroe man charged in vandalization and burglary of a church

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According to the Henry County Police Department’s Facebook page, a Monroe man was one of two 19-year-olds arrested and charged in the alleged March 19th vandalization of a church in Henry County. HCSO reports that Tyler A. Casey, 19, of Monroe, and Nathanial E. Rabideau, 19, of McDonough, were identified as the suspects after one of them contacted 911 to turn himself into police.

Warrants were obtained and both Casey and Rabideau were booked into the Henry County Detention Center on Friday evening, March 23, 2018. They are both charged with felony burglary, criminal damage to property and vandalism to a place of worship. No bond has been set on the burglary charge, but bond on the other charges has been set at 11,100 – $1050 for criminal damage to property and 10,050 for vandalism to a place of worship. The are both set to appear in the Henry County Magistrate’s Court at 8:30 a.m. on March 26, 2018.

HCPD reported that the church was located at 4835 Highway 81 East. According to other published reports, the vandalized church is a new church,  Seed Planters McDonough. It is reported to have sustained more than $10,000 damage. The graffiti allegedly included satanic and racist writings.

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