Man sentenced to prison for burglarizing church

A local man was sentenced to prison for his role in a 2011 burglary of a local church.

Christopher Carpenter, 21, was sentenced last month to serve one to three years in prison for a December 2011 burglary of Grace Baptist Church.

One Dec. 4, 2011, Carpenter gained broke a basement window at the church and stole a laptop computer. Carpenter had been arrested for drinking while intoxicated several hours prior to the incident.

While investigating the case, several witnesses reported having seen Carpenter in the vicinity of the church and the computer was later found in his possession.

The case was investigating by Whitehall Police Department Sergeant Richard LaChapelle.

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