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Police: 2 Greenbrier men steal communion items from church

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LEWISBURG, WV (NEWS RELEASE) – Lewisburg Police arrested two Greenbrier men county for breaking into a church. Officers responded to the Catholic church located on Coleman Drive in Lewisburg on Friday 7-28 for a breaking and entering complaint.

Items stolen were related to worship services at the Church including a tabernacle, chalice  and a ciborium as well as a case of wine. Officers also were called to Coleman drive the previous day for a reported break-in at 1 Coleman Drive.

This complaint was unfounded but officers were able to develop suspects from some construction workers who were working at the residence.

Chavis Ray Gabbert, 32, of Lewisburg and Justin Wesley McMillion, 27 of Frankford were charged with Breaking and Entering and Conspiracy To Commit a felony. Both men were arraigned by Greenbrier County Magistrate Doug Beard and released after posting a $30,000.00 bond.

Most of the items stolen have been recovered and the investigation continues. The investigating officers in this case were Sgt. D.B. Eggleston and Ptlm. S.T. Rodoussakis.




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