SALISBURY - Deputies in Rowan County say a thief who ripped off people while they were worshipping in a church service is now behind bars.
Kacey Wayne Adams is being held on $178,000 bond on dozens of charges that range from breaking and entering to larceny to misdemeanor child abuse.
It began on New Year's Day when several break-ins were reported at the Cripple Creek Roadhouse, then on Sunday morning, January 9, worshippers at Gold Hill Baptist Church discovered that during the sermon, someone had been breaking into cars in the parking lot.
The church is located on Old Beatty Ford Road.
Surveillance video from the church security camera showed a man going from car to car in the parking lot during the service. The church's security video shows a small SUV, which may be a Chevy Blazer, is possibly green in color.
A suspect wearing a toboggan, a dark jacket and khaki pants took 4 cell phones, 2 rifles with scopes, tool