Wednesday, August 21, 2013
GEORGETOWN S.C. — A Georgetown man accused of using blood to vandalize a Browns Ferry church is out of jail on bond as he awaits trial.
Kelson Reed, 22, was arrested Aug. 9, the same night the vandalism occurred at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church on Browns Ferry Road.
Deputies met with the church pastor and another woman who showed them a window that had been broken.
There were “large amounts of blood” on the windowsill, the report states.
Two other windows were also broken.
Two bloody bricks, believed to have been used, were found near the window.
Once deputies entered the church, they saw the sanctuary was in disarray. On the wall behind the podium were the numbers 666 written in blood.
“There were several large amounts of blood construed through the sanctuary,” the report indicates.
Outside the church, the electrical box was ripped from a wall.
A church worker said she believed Reed was responsible for the crime.
A church board member located Reed and took him back to the scene.
According to the report, Reed was read his Miranda Rights and then admitted to the vandalism.
The pastor and Reed’s stepfather asked if he could be charged with trespassing and malicious injury to property rather than burglary because he is a member of the church and is going through some issues.
Before being taken to jail, Reed was transported to the hospital to be treated for a cut on his thumb.
After spending three days in jail, Reed was released under a $2,400 bond.
By Scott Harper