published Friday, August 22nd, 2014

One of two suspected church thieves arrested in Cleveland

Justin Bazzano
Justin Bazzano
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One suspect in several recent church burglaries in Cleveland was arrested Friday, while a second suspect remains at large.

Justin Lee Bazzano, 25, has been charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of vandalism over $500 and two counts of theft over $1,000. A second suspect, 25-year-old Clint Neice, is still wanted on active warrants, according to spokeswoman Evie West.

Neice is white, weighs about 200 pounds and is ab0ut 5 foot 8 inches tall. He has tatoos on both arms and on the left side of his neck.

Several Cleveland churches were burglarized during the last week, and Cleveland police are asking that anyone with information on the case call Detective Bill Parks at 423-559-3321.

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