Two individuals, Theresa Nolan (19) and Jacob Long (21), have been arrested in Richmond, Kentucky, for allegedly breaking into a church and causing significant damage. The incident, reported by WKYT, highlights the seriousness of vandalism and the potential legal consequences for those involved.

While details about the motive behind the crime remain unclear, authorities estimate the damage caused to be in the thousands of dollars. Places of worship hold a special place in many communities, and such acts of vandalism can be deeply hurtful to the congregation and the community at large.

Potential Charges and Penalties

In Kentucky, burglary and vandalism are considered serious offenses. Burglary, the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a crime, is a Class C felony punishable by imprisonment for 5 to 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000 [2]. Vandalism charges can range from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on the severity of the damage. A Class D felony vandalism conviction carries a sentence of 1 to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 [2].

The Importance of Legal Representation

If you are facing vandalism or burglary charges in Kentucky, it is crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney can help you understand the charges against you, explore potential defenses, and navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system.

About John Olash

John Olash is a criminal defense attorney in Louisville, KY, dedicated to protecting the rights of those accused of crimes. With extensive experience handling vandalism and burglary cases, he can provide aggressive and effective legal representation.


  1. Two accused of breaking into Ky. church, causing thousands worth of damage: WKYT
  2. Kentucky Revised Statutes

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