Man accused of breaking into Canton church, stealing sword


Addison Rudd (Photo courtesy: Stark County Sheriff’s Office)

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CANTON, Ohio (WJW)-- A man was arrested on Thursday after authorities say he broke into a church in Canton.

Addison Rudd, 19, of Canton, is charged with vandalism, desecration, and breaking and entering.

Rudd threw a stone marker through a glass window to get into St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church on Jan. 12, according to court documents. While inside, he pried open a door using a crucifix, before stealing a cross and sword, documents said.

Rudd is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning.

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