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Man arrested for vandalizing Port St. Lucie church

Posted at 10:21 AM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 10:35:10-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the recent vandalism of a Port St. Lucie church.

Detectives received information from the public that Christopher Joseph Trout is the person seen on surveillance video smashing cameras at the New Jerusalem Church of God building.

Detectives located Trout's car along with the Ohio State T-shirt and the tire iron believed to have been used in the crime.

Police later located Trout, who attempted to alter his appearance by shaving his beard.

He was arrested and booked into the St. Lucie County Jail. He is charged with Felony Criminal Mischief to a Church/Synagogue/Mosque or Religious Article.