Three men are arrested for stealing the air conditioner from a Laurens County Church.
21 year old Matthew Wilcher, 20 year old John Smith, and 21 Joshua Parks, all from Dublin, are charged with theft by taking for stealing a air conditioner from Starlite Baptist Church on old Hawkinsville Road.
The air conditioning system was heavily damaged, but found abandoned near the church.
|Joshua Parks||John Smith||Matthew Wilcher|
Authorities credit someone calling 911 reporting suspicious activity for the arrest. The caller gave enough information to prompt a look-out for a red Dodge pick-up, which lead to Parks' arrest. Then, they set up a perimeter around the church, searched the wooded area nearby, and located Wilcher and Smith hiding.