According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office , Deputies were on routine patrol at approximately 1:54 a.m. on Tuesday,May 10 when they witnessed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Missionary Ridge Baptist Church. While checking the vehicle, officers saw the man jump out of a church window and flee the scene.
While running, he dropped church belongings on the ground.
Investigators determined that the man was Christian Thomas Hill, 24.
Hill was also a suspect for other break-ins in the area, and had active warrants for his arrest.
Authorities located and arrested Hill at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Morganton Department of Public Safety and NC Probation and Parole assisted the Burke County Sheriff’s Office with the case.
Photo: Burke County Sheriff’s Office