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WATERLOO | A former Waterloo man was arrested in Kansas City for allegedly burglarizing a Waterloo church in 2014.

Jalan Culpepper, 22, faces charges of third-degree burglary, second-degree theft and first-degree criminal mischief. He was arrested in Kansas in November, according to Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers. He was booked into Black Hawk County jail Tuesday.

Culpepper was identified from video of the 2014 burglary at the Burton Avenue Baptist Church, 900 Burton Ave., sometime late May 30 or early May 31 in 2014. Five suspects broke into the church, stole items and vandalized the building.

In addition to stealing an overhead projector and other items, one or more of the burglars discharged a fire extinguisher in the church and ransacked the church.

According to police, someone used a piece of concrete to break a glass door to enter the church. Video of the crime showed some of the suspects. Culpepper was identified as was Taylor James Gray, 22. Gray is still being sought.

First-degree criminal mischief carries up to 10 years in prison upon conviction. Second-degree theft and third-degree burglary each carry up to a five-year prison sentence.

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General assignment reporter for the Courier

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