Thursday, August 5, 2010

Man accused of vandalizing, defiling Armstrong church

Thursday, August 5, 2010
By Anthony Fenech, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State police in Kittanning said today they have arrested a man in connection with the July 29 burglary and vandalism at a Cadogan church.

Korey Christopher Daugherty, 21, of Kittanning, is in the Armstrong County Jail on $25,000 bond after being arrested on Wednesday. He is charged with burglary and vandalism of a place of worship.

According to police reports, Mr. Daugherty is accused of causing more than $10,000 worth of damage. He allegedly broke into the Cadogan Union Church and discharged a chemical fire extinguisher throughout the building, plugged two bathroom sinks with the water running, dumped salad dressing on the floor and defecated inside.

"The whole upstairs was destroyed," said church worker Thomas Sedok, who believes Mr. Daugherty was looking for money.

Police said a safe was stolen but didn't believe there was any money inside.

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