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Codie Engelke charged with damaging church

4:08 PM, Aug 10, 2012   |    comments
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Belleville, IL (KSDK) - The St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office charged an 18-year-old Belleville man for allegedly breaking into a Metro East church and damaging property, among other charges.

The incident occurred July 3 at The New Freedom Church on West Main Street. Court documents allege Codie Engelke broke into the building, knowingly damaged property in excess of $300. Engelke is also accused of writing a racial slur on a chalkboard located inside the church.

Engelke remains in custody on $150,000 bond at St. Clair County Jail.

If convicted of all three charges, Codie Engelke faces up 23 years in prison and 108 months of probation upon his release.

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