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Jackson Church Vandalized With Satanic Scrawls

JACKSON, Tenn. -- For the third time in a few weeks, a church has been broken into and vandalized.

Investigators say that on or around September 29, 2013, shortly after 10:30 a.m., deputies responded to a report of vandalism at Lebanon Methodist Church, located at 643 Tige Hopper Road, Jackson, TN.

Police say that at approximately 8:45 a.m., the congregation observed several crosses hung upside down, the numbers “666” written in the Bible on the church altar. Also, craved on the church altar were the words “Smoke Meth & Hail Satan,” along with the number “666.”

There was no sign of forced entry and nothing was missing from inside the church.

In mid-September, September 28 and several other occasions, Hudson Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church in Medina was also vandalized. There were reports from members of the church of a circle with an “A” in the center of the circle representing anarchy that was spray painted on the back of one of the pews. On an earlier occasion, the word “Satan” was carved on the pulpit, along with other acts of vandalism reported at Hudson Chapel CME Church.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is requesting neighbors of area churches to report any suspicious activity to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit at 731/423-6000 or Crime stoppers 731/424-8477. The investigation is continuing.
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