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Man Arrested for Breaking Into Church

Daniel Prince

Man pulls fire alarm at Union Presbyterian Church

Around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, city units were dispatched to Union Presbyterian Church for an alarm. Upon arrival, Sgt. David Lee noticed the fire alarm system going off inside. Lee pulled in front of the church and noticed one of the front door glass panes had been broken out. He then noticed a white male subject walking inside the church. He and Pfc Patterson went inside the church and identified the subject as 37-year-old Benjamin Dunbar. After talking to Dunbar, officers arrested him and transported him to Union Medical Center. After he was discharged, he was transported to Union County Jail. Dunbar faces multiple charges, including second-degree burglary, malicious injury to real property, resisting arrest, and giving a false fire alarm. The resisting arrest warrant states that Dunbar bit Deputy Naomi Bassett of the Union County Sheriff’s Office on the arm as she assisted city officers in arresting him. Damage to the door was estimated at $100.

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