2 charged in East Nashville church burglary

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A passerby is credited with helping in the capture of two men suspected of using a brick to break into an East Nashville church.

Metro police were called Thursday to Universal Christian Holiness Church on Shelby Avenue for a reported burglary.

A person walking by the church reportedly noticed the screens had been removed from the windows and alerted police.

When officers arrived, they said they located Andrew Billheimer and Eric Schumacher standing in an alley behind the church.

Police said Billheimer had cuts to his hands and admitted to using a brick to get inside the church.

A cable cord from inside the church was also located in Billheimer’s pocket, officers revealed.

Billheimer, 20, and Schumacher, 24, were charged with burglary and theft.

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Both men were released Thursday afternoon from the Metro jail on bond.

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