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Georgetown church vandalized; church held outside

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Collin Stanley Thompson, Jr. Collin Stanley Thompson, Jr.
GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC - Cornerstone Baptist Church in Georgetown held services outside Sunday after vandals damaged the building either Saturday evening or early Sunday morning.

The Georgetown County Sheriff's office reports 17-year-old Collin Stanley Thompson, Jr., of Georgetown was arrested and charged with second degree burglary. Authorities say charges are expected against two juveniles we well. 

The glass door to the church was busted and then the vandals emptied four or five fire extinguishers inside the building. What made it worse was the fact the air conditioning was on which spread the powder throughout the entire building causing "noxious fumes" according to the paper.

A laptop was also taken but then recovered when the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office made the arrests.

The church, located at the corner of Brick Chimney and Johnson Roads, will have to be cleaned professionally, so it's unclear if it'll be ready in time for Wednesday services.

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