2 men arrested in Louisa church burglary, van theft

Break-in suspects cook meal in church

LOUISA, VA (WWBT) - Louisa deputies are investigating a break-in at Oakland Baptist Church in Gum Spring.

Deputies say they responded to the church in the 2800 block of Oakland Church Road for a domestic incident, unrelated to the church.

While at the scene, deputies learned the church was burglarized and a church van was stolen.

The van was later found in Henrico County, with two people in it.

Deacon Ron Taylor tells the Central Virginian the men came through the church’s windows, kicked in the wooden doors, and ransacked the pastor’s office and library. The paper reports the men then went into the church kitchen and then cooked up some sausage and eggs.

But what really irritated the deacon was that the men apparently took the food, inside the sanctuary to eat and then left their mess.

The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office has secured six felony warrants on the two individuals.

The individuals have been identified as Robert Heath Wyatt, 21, of Henrico, and Christopher Samuel Causway Jr., 21, of Highland Springs.

Both men were charged with grand larceny, breaking and entering and destruction of property.

The incident remains under investigation.

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