Church burglary suspect nabbed

WINNSBORO – An individual has been identified as a suspect in several burglaries of churches in the Blair and Jenkinsville areas of Fairfield County over the weekend. Investigators with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office have obtained arrest warrants for Terrance Chisolm, 38, of Aiken, SC, for multiple counts of burglary.

Chisolm is currently in the Newberry County Detention Center. This past holiday weekend, five incidents, three in Blair and two in Jenkinsville, are believed to be related to incidents that occurred in Newberry County several weeks ago.

In Blair, the Sheriff’s Office responded to burglary/breaking and entering at Zion Hopewell  Church, Salem Presbyterian Church and Little River United Presbyterian Church. Burglaries in Jenkinsville included Little River Baptist Church and White Hall AME Church.

Besides damage to the church buildings including broken windows and doors, the churches were robbed of speaker systems, televisions, audio/visual recording equipment and other electronics as well as boxes of food items.

Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery encouraged all citizens be vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity at churches (vehicles at churches late at night, vehicles attempting to conceal themselves at or near churches, etc.) to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, 803-635-4141.

Note: The Voice was not able to acquire Chisolm’s mugshot by the press deadline. 

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