Archdale man charged with breaking into multiple churches


Jerry Wayne Wimbley, 31, of Archdale.

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ARCHDALE, N.C. — A man arrested in Forsyth County Friday accused of breaking into multiple churches in Archdale faces charges after being turned over to Randolph County deputies.

Jerry Wayne Wimbley, 31, of Archdale, faces charges involving crimes reported at churches including Cloverdale Church of The Living God, Archdale United Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and Cedar Square Friends Meeting.

Authorities said warrants were obtained for charges including breaking and entering a place of worship, breaking and entering, attempted breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

He has also been charged with stealing a van from Archdale United Methodist Church. Officials say the vehicle has since been recovered.

Randolph County officials said a break-in at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church on Robbins Country Road was reported on Dec. 30 after a church representative reported electronics missing.

Authorities said that on Dec. 30, a second break-in was reported at Cedar Square Friends Meeting on Harlow Road also involving stolen electronics.

The investigators working these two cases said they were able to link Wimbley to the break-ins. Deputies said they were able to recover some of the property from various locations in High Point.

Officials did not say when the other cases allegedly occurred.

Wimbley was placed in the Randolph County Jail after being served with warrants from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and Archdale Police Department under a $250,000 secured bond.

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