White Cloud man charged in church vandalism, assault

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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who allegedly vandalized a church, left firecrackers around it and then threatened two parishioners has been charged with four felony counts.

Anthony Lee Wabindato, 32, of the White Cloud area, was arraigned Monday on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, a count of resisting or obstructing police and a count of malicious destruction of property between $1,000 and $20,000.

He was arrested Sunday morning at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Catholic Parish in Grand Haven. Authorities say he went into the church before Mass and vandalized it, breaking a TV, and left firecrackers around the inside and outside of the building. The firecrackers were never lit.

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