Fingerprints Lead Police to Accused Church Burglar


Ramaine Porter, 24. Photo credit: Akron Police Department

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AKRON, Ohio -- A local church was robbed, but clues from the scene led police right to the front door of the accused thief.

It happened at the Chapel of Prayer Baptist Church on Brittain Road in Akron Wednesday night.

Reverend Sherman Bailey told Fox 8 News that he arrived at the Church to find the office ransacked. Money and a computer were also missing.

Akron police determined that thief entered through a back window, where fingerprints took them straight to the home of 24-year-old Ramaine Porter.

Officers found the stolen items in Porter's house, and police say he admitted to the crime.

"To even think of stealing anything from a church would be never on my mind, but some people today, it's just a very common thing. It's a very sad thing because that's the way it is. People today are definitely hurting, and they will do anything to satisfy the need. I'm very sorry for this young man," said Rev. Bailey.

Porter is charged with breaking and entering, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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