Bedford Co. Officials Arrest More People in Church's Nativity Scene Theft
Bedford Co., VA - Deputies have arrested three Forest men and two teens officials say were involved in stealing figures from a church's nativity scene.
John Killgo, 19, Scott Cooley, 19, and Matthew Barringer, 19, are charged with grand larceny, felony property damage, trespassing on church property after dark and two counts of contributing to a minor.
The two juveniles are charged with grand larceny, felony property damage and trespassing on church property after dark. Both are in Lynchburg Detention Home.
Deputies say they found a picture on Facebook of the group drinking with what they say are the stolen figurines.
Officials say the arrests came after they received a tip from a crime stoppers caller.
The church estimates value of the 12 figures to be between $2,000 and $2,500.