Vandal Arrested for Damage to Calvary Baptist Church in Graniteville

Deputies arrested 18-year-old Christian Skylar Morris on Tuesday night for Malicious Injury to Real Property more than $2,000.

This arrest stems from an investigation that began on August 18th where the Chairman of the Grounds reported significant damage to the Calvary Baptist Church in Graniteville. Deputies were told that from August 16th to August 18th unknown suspects threw rocks through eleven windows, egged several doors and wrote profane graffiti on several doors. The damage to the church was estimated to be several thousand dollars. Investigators are currently working on identifying and locating a female juvenile (14-15 yo) that is suspected in being involved in this case.

From Sheriff Michael Hunt: “We are grateful to several citizens that assisted in providing information that lead to the arrest of Morris. Even though we have an arrest, there is still work to be done with this investigation. It is my hope that this serves as an example of what is possible from the collaborative efforts between citizens of Aiken County and the Sheriff’s Office.

If anyone has any information on this case or the identity of any suspects, we ask them to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any crime.