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Suspect Sought In Connection To Church Break-In In Burke County
Christian Thomas Hill
courtesy of Burke Co. Sheriff's Office

Suspect Sought in Connection to Church Break-In in Burke County

Burke County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for 24-year-old Christian Thomas Hill of Rainhill Drive in Morganton in connection to a church break-in.

Shortly before 2 a.m. today (May 10), Deputies on routine patrol checked a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at Missionary Ridge Baptist Church. While checking the vehicle, the church’s alarm system was activated. Deputies went to the side of the building and saw a male exiting the church through a window. The man ran from the scene, dropping items from the church as he fled. Officers were not able to find the man.

The suspect was identified as Christian Thomas Hill. Hill is described as a white male with long red or brown hair and blue eyes. He’s about 5’11” tall and weighs 160 pounds. He is also a suspect in several residential break-ins in the area. There are active warrants for his arrest.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Christian Thomas Hill should call the Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500 or Morganton/Burke Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333.