Man, 24, faces charges in church burglaries

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By Jesef Williams

Authorities say one man was responsible for multiple church break-ins in the area over the last two weeks.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Joseph Geddings, 24, of 785 W. Brooklyn Ave., with eight counts of second-degree burglary.

Geddings was arrested Monday morning not long after he broke into First Washington Baptist Church on Meeting Street, according to authorities.

He pried open a door to the church and stole a stereo and a gold cross, said Sgt. Kristen Grant of the Lancaster Police Department.

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