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Scott County man arrested after causing 20,000 damage to church

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Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – Scott County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Barbee responded to a call from Winfield Baptist Church and Cemetery on Tuesday, April 12.

Upon arriving at the scene, the tombstones in the cemetery were knocked down and the stained glass windows in the church were smashed. The church was able to access footage from their cameras covering the grounds.

Trevor M. Tucker, 30, of Winfield was identified on camera trying to enter the church and using a rock to smash the windows. Deputy Daniel Garrett and Sergeant Chris Russell located and placed Tucker under arrest for vandalism over $20,000.

Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips said he was pleased with his team’s response and follow-up.

“This incident sickens every good citizen of Scott County,” Phillips said. “The desecration of sacred church property is something none of us can understand.”