Stokes County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lowell Ross Martin and Shawn Henry Scott of Sandy Ridge in connection to a string of recent break-ins at local churches.
In a written statement, the sheriff’s office said in the past two months they’ve received reports of break-ins at Hilltop Baptist Church and Riverside Baptist.
Following an investigation, deputies arrested Martin and Scott April 13 on multiple charges.
“Our office has been working hard to solve these church break-ins. Our detectives worked diligently to gather the evidence to arrest these two subjects,” said Stokes County Sheriff Mike Marshall, “To target a church is inexcusable, and will not be tolerated.”
The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are still following leads to find the stolen property.
Martin was charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering to a place of worship, two counts of felony breaking and entering and three counts of felony larceny. He is under a $100,000 secured bond.
Scott was charged with three counts of felony breaking and entering to a place of worship, one count of felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny. He is under a $70,000 secured bond.
Amanda Dodson may be reached at 336-813-2426.