Two men accused of stealing from a Lewisburg Church


Two Greenbrier County men were arrested for allegedly breaking into a church. Lewisburg Police responded to the Catholic church on Coleman Drive in Lewisburg on Friday, July 28 for a breaking and entering complaint. Chavis Gabbert, 32, of Lewisburg and Justin McMillion, 27, of Frankford were charged with Breaking and Entering and Conspiracy To Commit a Felony. 

Items stolen from the church included a tabernacle, chalice and a ciborium, as well as a case of wine. Officers said they were also were called to Coleman Drive the day before for another reported break-in, but the claims were unfounded. However, officers were able to identify suspects from some construction workers who were working at the residence.

Gabbert and McMillion were arraigned by Greenbrier County Magistrate Doug Beard and released after posting a $30,000.00 bond.

Most of the items stolen have been recovered and the investigation is ongoing. 

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