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Names of suspected church vandals not released at this time

The names of suspects believed to involved in the recent vandalism of a local church are not being released at this time.

Posted: Jul. 10, 2018 10:22 AM
Updated: Jul. 10, 2018 11:28 AM

WINSTON COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The names of suspects believed to involved in the recent vandalism of a local church are not being released at this time.

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Three adults and one minor were determined to be involved in the vandalism of Sardis Church in Winston County last week, WTVA confirmed.

The suspect reportedly confessed to the crime on Friday, July 6.

RELATED: Suspects in custody for church vandalism 

The vandalism included the overturning of pews, bullet-ridden walls and beer cans. WTVA has confirmed a report that a historic plaque was also taken from the building. It has since been recovered.

"The investigation is ongoing related to another act of vandalism that occurred at Nanih Waiya Attendance Center," reports the Winston Web News, confirmed by WTVA.

Because of the ongoing investigation, the suspects' names are being withheld

Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh says he expects to meet with the church's officials later this week and the suspects will be arraigned in Justice Court on July 25.

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