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Pair face charges for trashing Hawley church

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Two men are accused in Clay County District Court of vandalizing a Hawley church and bragging about trashing it.

Deputies were called to Solem Lutheran Church in rural Hawley July 11.


According to court documents:

Officers found broken glass and tipped over candles, including an "eternal flame' candle that leaked wax on a Bible and areas of the altar.

A vase had been thrown through sheetrock, breaking the vase and leaving a hole in the sheetrock.

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