Morris

Christian Skylar Morris

Deputies arrested and charged a Graniteville teenager Tuesday night in connection with vandalizing a Graniteville church.

Christian Skylar Morris, 18, of Graniteville was charged with malicious injury to real property more than $2,000, according to an Aiken County Sheriff's Office news release.

Deputies began an investigation after the chairman of the grounds for Calvary Baptist Church in Graniteville reported significant damage to the church on Aug. 18.

Deputies were told from Aug. 16-18, an unknown suspect had thrown several rocks through 11 windows, egged several doors and wrote profane graffiti on several doors.

The damage to the church was estimated to be several thousand dollars.

"We are grateful to several citizens that assisted in providing information that led to the arrest of Morris," Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt said in a release. "Even though we have an arrest, there is still work to be done on the investigation. It is my hope that this serves as an example of what is possible from the collaborative efforts between citizens of Aiken County and the Sheriff's Office."

Investigators are currently working to identify and locate a 14 or 15 year old female juvenile who is also a suspect in this case.

Anyone with information on this case or the identity of any suspects should call the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at 803-648-6811. 

Anonymous tips can be provide by calling CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). A tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible.

Matthew Enfinger is a general assignment reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_enfinger