Authorities in Robertson County are investigating a church arson and vandalism in Springfield Sunday.
According to dispatchers, fire and police responded to the fire at Beards Chapel Baptist on Beards Chapel Road around 8 a.m.
The church's pastor told Channel 4 that someone broke into the church by kicking in the back door. Then the intruder or intruders set fire to 4 pews, and ransacked the pastor's office.
The pastor said a similar incident occurred in February at Beards Chapel. Thieves broke in and stole 2 speakers, smashed pictures, knocked over the refrigerator and soda machine.
The church is holding services in another location in Springfield while police investigate.
Stay tuned to Channel 4 News and wsmv.com for the latest on this developing story.
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