Suspected downtown Nashville church vandal found hiding between pews

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police have arrested a man accused of causing an estimated $2,500 in damage to a downtown Nashville church.

Officers responded just before noon Tuesday to Nashville First Baptist Church on Seventh Avenue South where a witness reported a man had vandalized the church’s property. A light fixture was broken outside of the church and an object was used to break glass on a door, the witness told police.

Jerry Jemson
Jerry Jemson (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

When officers arrived, they could see the damage. They entered the church and said they located the 27-year-old suspect, Jerry Jemson hiding between pews in the auditorium.

Jemson was taken into custody on charges of vandalism and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $3,000.

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