Keys to the Strong Tower Fellowship Church van were gone.
They had been missing for about a week when Warner Robins police called Pastor Mike Davis about 1 a.m. Oct. 11.
The officers who stopped the van wanted to know if the man and women inside had permission to drive it, according to a Bibb County sheriff’s report.
The man, later identified as 18-year-old Masquan Linwood Williams, walked away from Warner Robins officers at the van. It was unclear what happened to the woman.
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The pastor drove down to pick up the van, brought it back to the Vineville Avenue church and started to clean it out.
“While cleaning it, he located two phones,” a Bibb County sheriff’s deputy wrote in the report. “After charging them, he was able to look at the phone and discovered that it belonged to a male that attended the church.”
“I really don’t want to get into it,” the pastor told a reporter at the church Wednesday afternoon.
Williams, who lives on Holts Lane, less than a quarter-mile from the church, was arrested the next day and charged with felony theft and violation of probation.
He remained in jail Wednesday on a $2,340 bond, records show.