A second person has been arrested in connection to a burglary and arson at a Roanoke church.
Wayne Kershner has been arrested in connection to breaking into Westminster Presbyterian Church on Nov. 30. Items were stolen from the church, and some were set on fire inside the church.
Kershner is 33 and from Roanoke. He has been charged with burglary, arson, and grand larceny.
Previously, 21-year-old Nathan Lutz was charged in connection to this incident.
Original story from Nov. 30
A 21-year-old Roanoke man has been charged with breaking into a church, stealing items, and setting items inside the church on fire.
Police say Nathaniel Lutz broke into the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Officers were called out to the church, which is located in the 2200 block of Peters Creek Road, around 6:25 a.m. Thursday morning.
Officers discovered that items had been stolen and other items that had been set on fire.
Investigators tracked down Lutz to his home in Roanoke on Thursday evening, and found items from the church.
He has been charged with breaking and entering, arson, and possession of marijuana.
Roanoke Police Department spokesperson Aisha Johnson said that there is no known connection between this burglary, and one Oct. 31 at the St. Peter St. Paul Lutheran Church, which is just a few blocks away.