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Arrests made in church vandalism

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Mitchell police have arrested two juveniles and one adult in connection with a case of church vandalism.

Detective Lt. Don Everson said Friday that two 16-year-olds are accused of using a stolen BB gun to shoot windows at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church earlier this month. Their names are being withheld because of their age.

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An adult, Jonathan Patrick Harder, 20, is charged with misprision of a felony for allegedly having knowledge about the crime but failing to report it. Everson said more than $1,000 in damage was caused, and there appeared to be a motive.

“They were targeting that church specifically because somebody they did not like was attending that church,” Everson said.

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