HUDSON, N.C. -- Members of two Hudson churches arrived to services Sunday morning to find a thief had broken into the building.

The Caldwell County Sheriff s Office responded to the Center Grove Baptist Church on Deal Mill Road and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Christie Road to investigate.

Police say someone broke into each location, and then took money and property from the churches.
Following an investigation, police charged William McKinley Lefever, 34, with breaking and entering into a place of worship, as well as larceny. He is being held in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

Investigators did recover some of the churches property.

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