Rockingham County deputies respond to church break-in

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. -- Rockingham County deputies responded to a breaking and entering call as it was happening at a Reidsville church.

Our crew was there as a man was handcuffed and put into a deputy's car at Mizpah United Methodist Church. Sgt. Kevin Suthard said the man is detained and being questioned about the break-in, as well as several others in the immediate area.

Investigators have been seeking leads after those homes had TVs, jewelry, gaming consoles and money stolen. Also missing from the area is a white and brown billy goat wearing an orange collar and cow bell.

Church members showed up right after the incident to clean up broken glass from busted windows. Keith Handy is a lifelong member of the church and said he's sad someone would feel they needed to break in.

"If they needed money they could have just asked and they may have gotten it, rather than going through all this trouble here," Handy said.

This is the second time the church has been broken into in three years.

Anyone with information about these crimes or that sees or knows the whereabouts of the missing goat is asked to call the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office at (336) 634-3232 or Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at (336) 349-9683.

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