Stokesdale man wanted for stealing coins from church

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Bobby Jonathan Perdue (Photo courtesy: Rockingham County Sheriff's Office)

STOKESDALE, N.C. — Rockingham County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a Stokesdale man wanted for stealing more than $100 worth of coins from a local church. 

Bobby Jonathan Perdue, 24, of 319 Sunrise Acres Drive, is wanted on charges of breaking-and-entering into a place of worship and larceny after breaking-and-entering. 

The charges were issued in June by deputies investigating the break-in, which happened at Gideon Grove United Methodist Church on May 23. 

Deputies allege Perdue stole a bank when he broke into the Gideon Grove United Methodist Church on May 23.  The bank, which was white and shaped like a church, contained about $165 in coins, deputies said. 

Perdue is also wanted for questioning in several other break-ins and thefts across the region, deputies said. 

The suspect is described as standing 5’9″ tall and weighing about 150 lbs. Deputies said he may be with his wife, 28-year-old Jessica Lynn Perdue, who shares the same address. 

Anyone with information about the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call the Rockingham County Sheiff’s Office at (336) 634-3232 or Crimestoppers at (336) 349-9683.