MAYESVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Four people have been arrested after satanic messages and symbols were spray painted on the Salem Black River Church in Mayesville, according to the Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened on September 29, according to deputies.
Deputies say they got several tips from the community, including Shaw Air Force Base personnel who gave them names of possible suspects.
Investigators say the suspects cooperated and confessed to their involvement.
All four were arrested and charged with: Trespassing, Malicious Injury to a House of Worship, and Criminal Conspiracy.
Those charged were:
Kayla Marie Eilerman, 18 of Ingleside, TX
Clayre Marie Savage, 18 of Port Barre, LA
Daveion Raaheim Green, 19 of Leeland, NC
Brandon Munoz, 20 of Baltimore, MD
A church member said the door to the sanctuary had been kicked in, but it didn’t appear anyone went in.
Two other building were also spray-painted.
Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said he appreciates all of the community response in trying to identify these suspects.
“We want to thank everyone for the tremendous response to requests to identify these individuals. It is apparent to us that Sumter County residents will not tolerate this kind of activity. We also recognize that this does not reflect the alues of our Shaw Air Force Base neighbors and family. We appreciate the cooperation and information from Shaw officials hat helped us quickly hold responsible the individuals responsible,” he said.