Thieves who targeted churches arrested


Arthur Lenward Jenkins and Antonio Eggleton of Person County have been charged in connection with several break-ins where air conditioning units and parts were stolen.

Authorities said the thefts occurred throughout the month of November at the following churches and buildings in Rougemont and Bahama:

  • Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness (114 Bowen Rd, Rougemont)
  • Red Mountain Baptist Church (1322 Red Mountain Rd, Rougemont)
  • Praise and Deliverance Church (10855 Quail Roost Rd, Bahama)
  • New Red Mountain Missionary Baptist Church (1401 Red Mountain Rd, Rougemont)
  • Bahama Ruritan Club (8202 Stagville Rd, Bahama)
  • Knap of Reeds Masonic Lodge (158 Bahama Rd, Bahama)

The suspects were arrested after a weeks long investigation, which included a parallel investigation with The Person County Sheriff's Department.  

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