Offensive graffiti found on 2 NC churches

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) – What has been described as “Satanic graffiti” has been found on two area churches, according to the Rowan Sheriff’s Office.

According to the report, graffiti was found at The Living Word Spirited Baptist Church, 2106 West C Street in Kannapolis.

A deacon of the church reported that vandalism had occurred at the church sometime between 11:30pm on 1-16-16, and 07:30am on 01-17-16. The vandalism was found when the deacon stopped by to turn up the heat for the upcoming Sunday services at the church.

The left side of the church had been spray painted with pictures and words on the lower half of the building. The markings were in a variety of colors, and included words such as “Jeezus”, “Satan loves you,” and also had pictures of upside down crosses.

The cost of the damage was not available at the time of the report.

Similar markings were found at the St. Enoch Lutheran Church, located 701 Campbell Ave.

The pastor reported that the church fellowship hall had been vandalized by graffiti being spray painted on the backside of the building. The vandalism occurred sometime between 03:00am on 01-16-16, and 11:00am on 01-17-16.

The markings were in a variety of colors, and included the words such as “Satan loves us”, and several curse words. There were also swastikas and curse words painted on the windows and sidewalk.

Damage in this incident was listed as $500.

These two cases appear to have been committed by the same suspects, according to investigators. Deputies are continuing the investigation, and would ask anyone with information in this case to contact Deputy Randal Addison at 704-216-8700, or 1st Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687.

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