Aiken County Sheriff's Office

Calvary Baptist Church Vandalism

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Graniteville, SC (22 August 2019, 4:30 pm) – The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance on information that would lead to identifying the suspect(s) involved in vandalizing a Graniteville church.  On August 18, 2019, around 9:20 am, deputies responded to Calvary Baptist Church located at 194 Ascauga Lake Road in Graniteville for reports of damage.  The Chairman of the Grounds, told deputies that between August 16 to August 18, suspects threw rocks through eleven windows, egged several doors and wrote profanity graffiti on several doors.  The damage to the church is estimated to be several thousand dollars.  Deputies searched the surrounding areas for potential suspects and witnesses.

From Sheriff Michael Hunt: “There is nothing that suggests the vandalism of this church is a hate crime.  We want our community to know as well as the members of Calvary Baptist Church, that this senseless and cowardly act will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

If anyone has any information on this case or the identity of any suspects, we ask them to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any crime.

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