ROCKINGHAM — A teenager is accused of breaking into a church after deputies say they saw him running from it.
Richmond County sheriff’s deputies say they saw a young man running from a church on Eason Drive while responding to an alarm around 5 a.m. Monday.
Jacob Trey McKenzie, 17, of West Eason Drive, Rockingham, was arrested a short distance away, according to deputies.
Deputies say they discovered that McKenzie had broken into the church, but had not stolen anything.
McKenzie was charged with breaking and entering into a place of worship causing and injury to real property. He was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond.
Court records show McKenzie is currently facing several felony charges including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods or property and possession, sale or purchase of a firearm with an altered serial number.
—William R. Toler