Man arrested in connection to church vandalism, Morgan Co. sheriff says
A man was arrested after four churches were vandalized Sunday.
MORGAN CO., Tenn. (WVLT) - A man was arrested after four churches were vandalized on Highway 62, according to officials with the Morgan Co. Sheriff’s Office.
The man, identified on Monday as Skyler Aslinger, 23 of Oliver Springs, was caught on surveillance video vandalizing four churches between the Coalfield and Oliver Springs areas overnight Saturday into Sunday.
Sheriff Wayne Potter said citizen participation led to the suspect’s arrest.
“We will not tolerate this here,” he said.
Aslinger was charged with four counts of vandalism and one count of burglary.
“Churches and schools are the foundation of this community. When they are harmed in any way, we will not rest until the case is concluded and the offender is held accountable,” Potter said.
Aslinger’s bond is set at $12,000, and his initial court date is on Oct. 12.
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