Churches Vandalized/Graves Desecrated

Sheriff's Office asking for help

Patrick Gentry
June 14, 2019 - 1:21 pm

Authorities in South Carolina's westernmost county are searching for those responsible for vandalizing one church and desecrating graves at another.

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public to find whoever wrote satanic graffiti and emblems on Hepsibah Baptist Church on June 2 and moved more than 20 headstones in the graveyard at Friendship United Methodist church on June 11.

The Sheriff's Office says there is a cash reward for a tip leading to an arrest or arrests in the cases.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-724-6372).

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