PHOTOS: Vandals damage Colleton County church cemetery

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Authorities are investigating reports of vandalism at a church in the rural Colleton County community of Islandton.

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office says a member of Peniel Baptist Church called them Friday after discovering someone knocked over several headstones in the cemetery behind the church.

The church member who reported the property damage spoke to ABC News 4, and says they found tire tracks on the drive leading to the cemetery where someone had “spun out.”

The church member says the majority of the headstones that were vandalized were old, dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s.

Deputies took photos of the scene and the damage caused. The sheriff’s office says it will provide those photos on Tuesday.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office at (843)-549-2211.

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